Ahead of trend with Forsyth’s fairytale retellings
Fairytales with a new twist are still very much in vogue, heightened by the success of blockbusters such as Snow White and the Huntsman and Maleficent. Authors such as Neil Gaiman and Russell Brand are reinventing the fairytale with gangsta rats, werewolves and warrior queens. If you’re looking for an utterly captivating reinvention, check out Kate Forsyth’s Bitter Greens, a dazzling retelling of the Rapunzal fairytale weaved together with the scandalous life of one of the tale’s first tellers, Charlotte-Rose de la Force.
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Lydia Riddle, Editor