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McCABE,  HELEN
Piper

This psychological thriller mix & matches various Pied Piper theories (from the Children’s Crusade, to the settling of Eastern Europe & Transylvania) and ties them all together with a supernatural piper who appears to be still at large in modern day America, and still playing the same unpleasant tricks…

indexed under: Pied Piper
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McKINLEY,  ROBIN
Beauty

indexed under: Beauty and the Beast
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McKINLEY,  ROBIN
The Rose Daughter

indexed under: Beauty and the Beast
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MAGUIRE,  GREGORY
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister

Cinderella is transposed into the setting of a 17th Dutch merchant’s family.  Lots of detail, but not as striking as Maguire’s  biggest success, Wicked.

indexed under: Cinderella
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MAGUIRE,  GREGORY
The Dream Stealer

indexed under: Baba Yaga
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MAGUIRE,  GREGORY
Matchless

indexed under: Little Match Girl
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MAGUIRE,  GREGORY
Mirror, Mirror

Maguire executes the cunning conceit of setting the tale of Snow White amidst the reign of the Borgias (and their infamous poisonings), in 16th century Tuscany.

indexed under: Snow White
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MIDDLETON,  HAYDN
Grimm’s Last Fairy Tale

Intertwines a fictionalised biography of the Brothers Grimm with the legend of the Sleeping Beauty.

indexed under: Sleeping Beauty
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MIEVILLE,  CHINA
King Rat

A contemporary urban fantasy interpretation of the Pied Piper, set in London of the 90s, replete with drum & bass music references that were lost on me. Mieville plays with some interesting ideas.

indexed under: Pied Piper
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MITCHELL,  STEPHEN
The Frog Prince

A philosophical/metaphysical/scientific spin on this old favourite, told with a dry and engaging sense of humour.

indexed under: Frog Prince
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MURPHY,  LOUISE
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel

Set during the 2nd world war.

indexed under: Hansel and Gretel
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