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Short Stories: New World Fairy Tales by Cassandra Parkin

The stories in this debut collection are familiar: a beautiful outcast taken in by seven dwarves, a girl with a long plait of hair, a woman going three times to the ball. But these modern retellings of traditional stories, set in present-day America, are relocated, reimagined and reinvigorated for a 21st-century reader. Read more →

Cassandra Parkin, Author of New World Fairy Tales

I once locked myself in the bathroom at a glossy corporate function so I could carry on writing. I was supposed to be schmoozing people and making good contacts, and instead I’d just necked three glasses of champagne, then scuttled off to the Ladies with my notebook. I think this was probably a sign that I wasn’t entirely suited to a career in blue-chip marketing. Read more →