Charm, Hardback Book
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CHARM is a beautifully illustrated re-telling of the Cinderella story which takes all the much-loved elements of the classic fairytale (the handsome prince, the fairy godmother, the enchanted mouse, the beautiful girl and, of course, the iconic balls) and puts a modern spin on the characters, their motives and their desires.

This is fun, contemporary, sexy, and perfect for fans of ONCE UPON A TIME, GRIMM, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN and more. This edition contains 15 original pen and ink illustrations by Les Edwards.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780575093010

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Sarah Pinborough takes a look at Cinderella and examines the story from a different angle, she looks at the complicated lives of as many of the people involved and asks some questions about the motivations of them all.This is the story of Cinderella, a "be careful what you wish for" kind of story, a "people have motives for being nice" story, but a story that incorporates a lot of the details of the original fairy story. There are shoes that only fit one person, balls, a fairy godmother and a layer of darkness that gives it a bit more depth than Disney ever did.An interesting story and well worth the read. Not for children.

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