Angela Carter's Book Of Fairytales

Read by Eileen Mccallum.

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Episodes

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01The 12 Wild Ducks20051128

A Norwegian version of the Snow White story, involving 13 siblings, a cruel enchantment and a very wicked stepmother.

02The Wise Little Girl, From Russia - The Rich Farmer's Wife, From Norway20051129

Both stories feature young girls using their quick wits to outdo their superiors.

03Vasilissa, The Fair20051130

A Russian variation on the Cinderella story.

04A Pottle O' Brains, From England - Now I Should Laugh If I Were Not Dead, From Iceland20051201

Both poems are concerned with fools and marriage.

05 LASTThe Company Of Wolves20051202

A re-telling of the story of Little Red Riding Hood, with an outcome that might be found surprising.