Cabinet des Fées' latest online issue is absolutely packed with goodies; enchanting poetry, brilliant short stories and a good selection of book reviews. There are some great new takes on old favourites with the harp telling the story of Jack and the Beanstalk (Harp by Alex Wilson), Cinderella's stepmother telling Monsieur Grimm what her step-daughter is really like (In the Ashes by Gerri Leen) and a fantastic blend of science and faeire in Caren Gussoff's Rapunzel story Basic Biology.
Wolves, warriors, princesses, the issue is brimming with fantastical goodness (and wickedness!). Particular favourites of mine were Catherine Knutsson's melancholic but beautiful The Bear and the Bicycle and Mike Allen's stunning offering Stone Flowers, which really had me gripped. All of this and so much more to be lingered over, and look out for the quirky adverts they have been 'forced to include' - 'Has wild magic taken the smile from your baby's lips and the sparkle from her eye? Did great-grandmother's dalliance with a kelpie finally breed true in your darling son? - Granny Mothweed can help' - brilliant!
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