"Bluebeard: A Feminist Fairy Tale is a visual beauty, a book you could happily flick through sighing in admiration. It’s also a compelling and steady paced story, Metaphrog entrancing you with their eerie spell. If you want to educate yourself or your children in fairy tales, start here."
And,we especially liked this quote:
"Traditionally Bluebeard’s is a grisly tale described by Dr Oliver Tearle as “A studied analysis of the horrific capabilities of corrupt masculinity… though far from the most typical. No prince and princess destined to live happily ever after, no kindly woodsman, no evil stepmother.” "
Bluebeard is, in a way, an inverted version of Cinderella: instead of marrying a prince to live happily ever after, it's being trapped in a marriage of hell with an abusive husband. ... See MoreSee Less