Angela Carter

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Top 10 books about circuses and spectacle | Elizabeth Macneal
These dazzling shows and their dark flipside have inspired novelists from Dickens to Angela Carter – and the true stories are no less outlandish, writes Elizabeth Macneal

Elizabeth Macneal

30, Jun, 2021 @9:00 AM

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No one got Angela Carter like Corinna Sargood | Susannah Clapp
The illustrator’s vivid depictions of her annual visits to Mexico reveal why she was the author’s kindred spirit

Susannah Clapp

20, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Invisible Music by Polly Paulusma review – a vibrant celebration of Angela Carter the folkie
The novelist’s early days on the folk scene are explored on this album of songs and readings

Neil Spencer

10, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Jessie Greengrass: 'Frog and Toad Are Friends contains one of the best jokes ever written'
The author on underrated ‘great of feminist literature’ Gaudy Night, looking forward to every Ian Rankin novel, and never finishing Middlemarch

Jessie Greengrass

19, Mar, 2021 @10:00 AM

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This Christmas, read a story aloud - you'll be surprised by the joy it brings
With many of us set to spend Christmas on Zoom or the phone, author Sarah Hall shares why dark and daring tales are perfect to read to others - and 10 great stories to try

Sarah Hall

24, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Angela Carter's exploration of life in a female body taught me to be comfortable in my own | Evie Wyld
I was 15 and in the bottom set for most subjects at school. The Magic Toyshop changed everything, says author Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld

08, Jun, 2020 @3:21 PM

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'Any attempt is perilous!' How do you adapt a novel for the stage?
Tales by Virginia Woolf, Angela Carter and Emily Brontë are all being brought to theatres this year. Their creative teams reflect on what they cut and what they added

Arifa Akbar

26, Feb, 2020 @3:30 PM

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Top 10 random encounters in literature
Landmark meetings in Dickens and Joyce, and textual collisions in surrealism and poetry, remind us how central surprise is to the best writing

Will Harris

19, Feb, 2020 @1:04 PM

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The LRB is 40. We never thought it would last this long
The Observer’s theatre critic Susannah Clapp remembers the literary journal’s colourful early days

Susannah Clapp

21, Sep, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Angela Carter's 'carnival' London home receives blue plaque
The novelist wrote some of her most famous books at the Clapham house, where she also tutored the young Kazuo Ishiguro

Alison Flood

11, Sep, 2019 @11:02 AM

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Top 10 genre-twisting novels | Alan Trotter
From Cervantes’ warping of chivalric romance to Flann O’Brien’s narrative games, novelist Alan Trotter picks his favourite convention-smashing tales

Alan Trotter

13, Feb, 2019 @11:48 AM

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Director Emma Rice to take over role in Wise Children
Former artistic director of Shakespeare’s Globe steps into limelight in her production of Angela Carter adaptation

Chris Wiegand

04, Feb, 2019 @1:25 PM

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