Broomsticks, Walking Sticks and Zimmer Frames by Sue Moorhouse
Fourteen fun, up-dated fairy tales, written from the point of view of the older characters; Red Riding Hood's granny for one.
Fairy tales for the mature (over mature?)
This is intended to be a short book of the Politically Correct (or ASBO) Fairy Tales type. A Christmas present book for parents or grandparents perhaps? Or something short and amusing for commuters to read.
Why is it always the young and glamorous – the handsome princes and beautiful princesses- who dominate fairy tales?
How about the older characters...?
The Pied Piper – a disillusioned scientist strikes back.
A fairy godmother with a touch of dementia
Can the princess really pee through ten mattresses?
Plus the troll in the tower block, a stressed planning officer, the blog of the wicked queen, an account from the matron of Rapunzel's boarding school , a party at the Brown's house and many more.
This book has already reached the editors desk. I have just left a couple of sample chapters up.
Full version available at http://www.amazon.co.uk/Broomsticks-Walking-Sticks-Zimmer-ebook/dp/B00A93ZK9E/ref published by Ecanus books.
Has also now been brought out as a paperback for anyone who wants it as a present for parents etc.
- Classification: Moderate
- Work is: Extract only on Authonomy
- First submitted March 4, 2012
- Last updated Aug. 31, 2014
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