Broomsticks, Walking Sticks & Zimmer Frames

Fairy Tales for the Mature Why is it always the young and glamorous the beautiful princesses and handsome princes who dominate fairy tales These fun, adult, fairy tales are written from the viewpoint of the older characters Red Riding Hood s grandma, a fairy godmother with a touch of Alzheimer s, the matron of Rapunzel s boarding school, a very stressed planning ofFairy Tales for the Mature Why is it always the young and glamorous the beautiful princesses and handsome princes who dominate fairy tales These fun, adult, fairy tales are written from the viewpoint of the older characters Red Riding Hood s grandma, a fairy godmother with a touch of Alzheimer s, the matron of Rapunzel s boarding school, a very stressed planning officer, the troll in the tower block and many .
Broomsticks Walking Sticks Zimmer Frames Fairy Tales for the Mature Why is it always the young and glamorous the beautiful princesses and handsome princes who dominate fairy tales These fun adult fairy tales are written from the viewpoint

  • Title: Broomsticks, Walking Sticks & Zimmer Frames
  • Author: SueMoorhouse
  • ISBN: 9780957412651
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. 'Strangle a hoodie' is the motto of the witch in the gingerbread house. They, the littlest bear in the Goldilock's story, the council workers trying to evict the Three Little Pigs, in fact council officials of various sorts, get short shrift in this highly entertaining book of fairy tales. The stories are recast in a modern idiom, in a contemporary setting, and told by witches, grandmothers, evil stepmothers and Aladin's gran, among others.A unique take on the well-told fairy tales, with a delic [...]

    2. Reviewed forBit'N Book PromotersBROOMSTICKS, WALKING STICKS & ZIMMER FRAMES By Sue Moorhouse  Fantasy/ Satire/ Short Stories This novel is a little gem. It's funny, quirky and original. The book contains short stories of fairytale spin-offs; the main characters being geriatric and peculiar in nature. Sometimes the original story that we know is completely twisted into a refreshing take on the fairytale.Donning the list are really clever takes on the Three Billy Goats, Snow White, Hansel and [...]

    3. pCan't rate and review my own book obviously! But wanted to pass on my first professional review. First ‘professional’ review of BroomsticksBroomsticks, Walking Sticks and Zimmer Frames by Sue MoorhousePosted by AAAuthor on Jun 10, 2013 in Book Reviews, PRESS RELEASES | 0 commentsBroomsticks, Walking Sticks and Zimmer FramesPaperback edition4 of 5 starsReview by Kim HeimbuchWhen I first read the cover, “Fairy Tales for the Mature,” I was thinking more along the lines of adult content suc [...]

    4. “Broomsticks, Walking Sticks and Zimmer Frames” by Sue MoorhouseI first read a couple of stories in this volume on a writers’ site, and have always retained a fondness for Sue, and for her considerable talents as a writer. So it was with pleasurable anticipation that I ordered this small volume, looking forward to the full read. Sue reinvents fairy story favourites, offering cynical renderings with a modern twist which are both amusing and surprising. Inventive, funny and very entertaining [...]

    5. Every one of Sue's short stories is filled with humor throughout. So many times I was amazed at the clever way she put different wrinkles into the 'real' telling, or rather retelling, or modernizing of the old fairy tales. It was a splendid read. Had me laughing out loud several times, which is hard to make me do.I would recommend this highly. You'll have smile on your face the whole way through. Wickedly funny!

    6. Made me laugh. Great little stories and modern takes on old fairy tales. Older people see things differently, inevitably, and this book carries that off a treat. Now I want to see the author do the same with a few more traditional myths and fairy talesPLEASE.

    7. These are absolutely delightful. Well written, imaginative, and with that sad bit of truth that gives them a real appeal. Professionally presented, though readers should be aware that this is not a big book at just 70pages or so.

    8. There have been other authors who have "updated" traditional fairy tales for a modern audience, but I don't believe that anyone has achieved it with such wit and originality as Sue Moorhouse. This slim book is the ideal present for a granny with a wicked sense of humour.

    9. This novel is a little gem. It's funny, quirky and original. The book contains short stories of fairytale spin-offs; the main characters being geriatric and peculiar in nature. Sometimes the original story that we know is completely twisted into a refreshing take on the fairytale.Donning the list are really clever takes on the Three Billy Goats, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel and Cinderella amongst others. I found these were my favourites though the others were really well done.It's a light read, [...]

    10. It’s such a relief to come across a book that is light-hearted and funny but at the same time shrewdly observant about current social mores and character types. I was delighted by this ‘up to date’ retelling of popular children’s fairy stories - I have a heightened awareness anyway that all our realities are pretty much figments of our own imaginations…There are many splendid characters, like the long-suffering Senior Planning Officer Mr B.B. Wolfe attempting to evict various members o [...]

    11. Suppose that in the story of “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” Baby Bear is not a baby but a teenage boy bear, old enough to be left on his own to mind the den while Mama and Papa Bear take off for a getaway weekend. When they return to find their den ashambles and their son gone, naturally they conclude that their son has taken advantage of their absence to invite a few friends over, and the party got out of hand. And who is that young girl asleep in their bed? “Baby Bear” will have to [...]

    12. This fun collection retells fourteen familiar fairy tales from a slightly different perspective, mostly using an older character for the narrator’s role – hence the Fairy Tales for the Mature subtitle. Most of them have a distinctly quirky tone and plenty of humour, though sometimes it’s quite dark.Such as the Hansel and Gretel version told by the severed head of the witch. Or the blog entry from Snow White’s stepmother as she tries to explain her side of the story. Older people and elde [...]

    13. It's true what it says about this collection of fairy tales; they are for adults and as such they have more mature content than your average fairy tale. I absolutely loved this collection. You get a different take and a modern twist on tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, The Princess and the Pea and Sleeping Beauty to name a few. And what an ingenius idea! I loved the humour running through each tale. This is a marvelous effort, and I will definitely be looking out for more fro [...]

    14. This was a hoot. Rapunzel is a sex addict; the troll from Billy Goats Gruff is a cranky old man in UK public housing and the Bremen musicians become drug dealers. Okay, this isn't a book for kids. It's for adults. Maybe Young Adults too, though some of this may be over their heads. But it's a great laugh!

    15. Cool revisited fairytales thoroughly enjoyed the twisted takes and unusual viewpoints! Thanks for the alternate way of grinning through this new way of seeing old stories!

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