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Hairy Tales

Ever since I first read The Bloody Chamber (1979), Angela Carter’s influential collection of repurposed fairytales, I’ve been alert to the genre’s potential for subversion. Those old tales that had most deeply impressed a much younger me transmit grim messages … Continue reading

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The Reader is Dead, Long Live the eReader!

It’s unlikely that ereaders will supersede books completely, at least not anytime soon. CDs and their decontextualised successors, digital downloads, haven’t killed the market for vinyl (they’ve just eclipsed it). Still, as ebook sales soar and print book sales fall, … Continue reading

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Sheltered From the Sky: the challenge of choice in a bubble

Around the 1992 northern winter solstice, my partner and I arrived in Cairo, having just made a pilgrimage to Mt Sinai, and with no plans to stay longer than needed to see the Cairo Museum. But on the first evening … Continue reading

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