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Angela Carter's Book Of Wayward Girls And Wicked Women

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349008462

Price: £9.99

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‘Wicked, wayward or otherwise, Carter’s classic collection is a very erudite expression of girl power’ MINA HOLLAND, GUARDIAN

‘One of the century’s greatest writers’ SUNDAY TIMES

This bestselling collection of stories extols the female virtues of discontent, sexual disruptiveness and bad manners. These are subversive tales by Ama Ata Aidoo, Jane Bowles, Angela Carter, Colette, Bessie Head, Jamaica Kincaid and Katherine Mansfield among others. They all have one thing in common; the wish to restore adventuresses and revolutionaries to their rightful position as models for all women.

Reflecting the wide-ranging intelligence and deliciously anarchic taste of Angela Carter, some of these stories celebrate toughness and resilience, some of them low cunning: all of them are about not being nice.

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Wicked, wayward or otherwise, Carter's classic collection is a very erudite expression of girl power and a good stockingfiller for girls or boys with a penchant for 'tude and sass
Mina Holland, Guardian
She can glide from ancient to modern, from darkness to luminosity, from depravity to comedy without any hint of strain and without losing the elusive power of the original tales
The Times
One of the century's greatest writers
Sunday Times