On My Wishlist (#10)

I’m a sucker for fairy-tale, myths or legends being re-told in a modern world!  


  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: David Fickling Books (PB) (6 Jan 2011)
  • ISBN-10: 1849920729
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849920728

When the family business collapses, Beauty and her two sisters are forced to leave the city and begin a new life in the countryside. However, when their father accepts hospitality from the elusive and magical Beast, he is forced to make a terrible promise – to send one daughter to the Beast’s castle, with no guarantee that she will be seen again. Beauty accepts the challenge, and there begins an extraordinary story of magic and love that overcomes all boundaries. This is another spellbinding and emotional tale embroidered around a fairytale from Robin McKinley, an award-winning American author.






This appeals to my romantic side (jousting knights and beautiful ladies) and also to my interest in history (which does include the worst things that have happened!).  



  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage (1 Oct 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1845950992
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845950996



As the review in the Guardian says ‘Statistics are all very well, but unless they come clothed in flesh it is hard to know them in your bones. You can read about the Black Death until you’re blue (or, rather, yellow with funny red blotches) in the face. You can know it wiped out a third of Europe’s population, but until you’ve seen a man sobbing as he tells you he has buried five sons, or watched as wild pigs chomp on the remains of your loved ones, then history remains a glorified spreadsheet of society’s profit and loss.’








What do you think about my choices this week?  Visitors to the blog are warmly invited to share your wishlist.  So many fab authors and stories out there.







Advertisements

3 thoughts on “On My Wishlist (#10)

JJ always welcomes comments. Let us know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s