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Brilliant - moving, thought provoking and beautifully written
on 18 November 2009
I have an old hard back copy of this book which I hadn't looked at for years and had almost forgotten about. But talking to a friend recently reminded me of one of the stories, so I fished my old copy out to refresh my memory. She read the story that I had referred to and loved it so much that I ordered a new copy for her. I then re-read all the stories myself. Needless to say, my friend was absolutely delighted with the book, and I also very much enjoyed re-acquainting myself with some superb writing that on a couple of occasions actually moved me to tears. It's an outstanding book which should not be dismissed on the basis of "Fairy Tales" in the title. These are not fairy tales at all - but acutely observed snapshots of the dark side of human nature.