I’ve always been a huge fan of both Philip Pullman and fairy tales, so I was pretty excited to hear that his latest book is a retelling of a selection of the Grimm brothers’ stories.
This is a very enjoyable collection with each tale lovingly retold by an author with huge skill and a passion for stories. The short and often humorous notes at the end of each story add a beautifully personal note to the collection.
This will be a great read for anyone who has never left behind the magic of fairy tales, but remember: the old stories are often dark, sexy and bloody. These are not the Disney versions… and all the better for it.