Sleeping Beauty is always destined to fall asleep. But that's not all her future holds, and the line between death and sleep is not always apparent.
'Sleeping Beauty' is one of the most widely-known fairy tales. However, the currently recognisable version has evolved from older stories. There are four tales often referenced in the history of 'Sleeping Beauty,' and studying these provides some insight into the themes the story deals with. Like Chinese Whispers, fairy tales become slightly different each time... Continue Reading →
Last year I began to feel as though I was inhabiting a literary desert. Of the many books I read, nothing grabbed me enough to warrant recommendation. I wanted something to restore my faith in the power of stories. Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth was that book. ‘Rapunzel’ is one of favourite fairy tales. I have... Continue Reading →