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Fierce Fairytales: & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul : Fierce Fairytales - Nikita Gill

Fierce Fairytales: & Other Stories to Stir Your Soul

Fierce Fairytales

Hardcover Published: 11th September 2018
ISBN: 9781409181590
Number Of Pages: 144

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Feminist Fairytales for Young and Old.

Reimagining traditional tales, this empowering collection of stories, poems and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover.

Gone are the gender stereotypes of obliging lovers, violent men and girls that need rescuing. Instead, lines blur between heroes and villains and you'll meet brave princesses, a new kind of wolf lurking in the concrete jungle and a courageous Gretel who can bring down monsters on her own.

Await no princes to save you
through their lips touching yours
whilst you are in unwilling slumber.
Wake each other up instead.'

About the Author

Nikita Gill is a British-Indian writer and poet living in the south of England. With a huge online following, her words have entranced hearts and minds all over the world.




Love, love, love! Did I indicate that I love this book? An insightful, contemporary spin on fairy tales covering societal issues.



You Think You're A Wolf. I Get It. Good For You. *eyeroll*


This book would have been better titled: Life Is Pain & Men Will Inflict It. Like many others have said before me, I'm not entirely sure what I expected from this book, but this wasn't it. I suppose when I read 'Fierce', I thought 'powerful & strong' but the author was more true to its definition of ferociously aggressive. For me, she wrote as though being wounded, bitter, vengeful and man-hating was to be a strong woman. If that sits well with you, the prose will likely resonate, but for myself it was bleak and sad. I didn't feel like the author truly re-wrote fairy tales either; it was more like she name-dropped a few for the sake of anchoring what would otherwise be a fairly incohesive set of stories. Somewhat paradoxically though, they contained inanely repetitive imagery. This isn't a re-imagined fairy tale story book I'd like to envisage being read to daughters or sons, young or grown.



Not for the faint hearted


I was expecting stories with a positive spin on gender equality. Not a complete slaying of men.



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ISBN: 9781409181590
ISBN-10: 1409181596
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 144
Published: 11th September 2018
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 13.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1