A fairy tale revolution is here to remix and revive our favourite stories. These fairy tales reimagined for moderns boys and girls are stories of liberations that don’t need a happily ever after. They have been written with compassion and freedom at their core. The first four titles in the series are from the acclaimed and much loved writers Rebecca Solnit, Malorie Blackman, Kamila Shamsie and Jeanette Winterson.
Solnit reimagines Cinderella in the Cinderella Liberator, Blackman takes on Blueblood, Winterson takes us into the woods with Hansel and Greta and Shamsie explores life as an ugly duckling in Duckling. The stories discuss immigration, climate change, the patriarchy, self-belief, compassion and kindness.
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Feminist Fairy Tales: with Malorie Blackman, Kamila Shamsie, Rebecca Solnit and Jeanette Winterson, 23rd NovemberJoin acclaimed authors Jeanette Winterson, Malorie Blackman, Kamila Shamsie and Rebecca Solnit as they launch a major new series of feminist fairy tale retellings with Vintage Classics.
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Introducing A Fairy Tale Revolution…A fairy tale revolution is here to remix and revive your favourite stories, from acclaimed writers Rebecca Solnit, Malorie Blackman, Kamila Shamsie and Jeanette Winterson. These are fairy tales reimagined for moderns boys and girls, written with compassion and freedom at their core. We've put together a guide to the series for you.
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‘These new feminist fairy tales are set to be your favourite books of 2020’
‘This is, hands down, a wonderful book – one that even the jaded reader will clasp upon completion with a contented sigh’
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‘This is a reminder of hope and possibility, of kindness and compassion, and – perhaps most salient – imagination and liberty. Through the imaginations of our childhoods, can we find out true selves liberated in adulthood’