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Queen (or King) Angela Carter

When I think to describe Angela Carter’s work, a few words come to mind: dark, erotic, raw, confronting. In terms of genre, her work has been categorised as all of: magic realism, surrealism, postmodernism, gothic, fantasy, science fiction, feminism, and I’m sure others and their hybrids. 594 more words


Books For Those Who Do Not Read

Hello, it’s been a while! I’m sorry for not posting; I’ve been busy with college and work ( I’m a general assistant in a care home), which has meant this blog has been slightly neglected. 476 more words

The Magic Toyshop - Angela Carter’s wonderfully strange novel.

‘The summer she was fifteen, Melanie discovered she was made of flesh and blood. O, my America, my new found land. She embarked on a tranced voyage, exploring the whole of herself, clambering her own mountain ranges, penetrating the moist richness of her secret valleys, a physiological Cortez, da Gama or Mungo Park. 696 more words

Women Writers

How to pick your holiday reads: or how I did it.

I’m off to Cornwall today! Reading on holiday is one of the best things ever. You have real chunks of time to devote to devouring a book – so which ones you take is a serious matter! 385 more words

Book Thoughts

Angela Carter: The Magic Toyshop (1967)

I’m often tempted to skip the summary when reviewing a book, because, most of the time, the story as such doesn’t tell you a lot about a book. 695 more words


Take a trip to The Magic Toyshop..

Audience members expecting a buoyant tale of happy ever after will have left Chapter with quite a surprise this evening after Theatr Iolo and Invisible Ink’s production of  303 more words

A toyshop with a difference

Don’t be deceived by the child-like title, The Magic Toyshop is definitely not one for the children! Angela Carter’s tale is indeed a twisted fantasy and this co-production from Theatr Iolo and Invisible Ink grabs the audience from their first steps into the studio at Chapter Arts Centre. 190 more words