Posts Tagged ‘Fairy Tale’

The Girl with Glass Feet – Ali Shaw

 Short Listed for Costa First Novel Award 2009 The Girl with Glass Feet was Simon’s choice for Not the TV Book Group (an online book group formed recentlyby several UK book bloggers). The book is set on a strange island, packed with weird animals; the plot centring on a woman called Ida, who discovers that she is […]

Ruby’s Spoon – Anna Lawrence Pietroni

Ruby’s Spoon is an atmospheric book with a fairy-tale feel. The story is set in a small town called Cradle Cross, famous for it’s button factory. The residents of the town are disturbed by the arrival of Isa, a strange woman who is searching for her sister. Ruby is drawn towards Isa and offers to help in […]

Tender Morsels – Margo Lanagan

Winner of The World Fantasy Award for Best Novel, 2009 I first saw Tender Morsels on Nymeth’s blog. Her passionate review was enough for me to add it straight to the wish list. Tender Morsels is a beautiful, but dark, fairy tale. The book begins with one of the best pieces of writing I’ve seen in 2009. […]