My next book choice is Sue Moorhouse’s fabulous Broomsticks, Walking sticks & Zimmer Frames.
Remember when you were a kid and either read or listened to nursery rhymes and fairy tales? Do you recall how they enthralled, made you laugh, and downright scared you? Did you ever wonder what happened to those characters when they reached their twilight years? Well they’re all here in this smashing little book, written for more “mature” readers.
As Sue says on her Amazon page: 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 officer, the troll in the tower block and many more.’
I read this little gem awhile ago and it made me chuckle. The stories it contains are just as enthralling as their traditional counterparts, just as funny and some of ’em are just as scary!
So why not treat yourself and grab a copy of this delightful tome and revel in these oh so familiar, yet very different tales. 😀