On Becoming a Fairy Godmother
This long-awaited new collection by a master of the short story breathes new life into old legends and brings the magic of myth back into modern women’s lives. What became of Helen of Troy, of Guinevere and Maid Marion? And what happens to today’s mature woman when her children have fled the nest? Fifteen new ‘fairy tales’ include an encounter with a mermaid, an erotic adventure with a mysterious stranger, the story of a woman who learns to fly, and of another who transforms herself into a real fairy godmother.
‘Her reach is breathtaking, her prose as liquid and potent as a witch’s brew’ Publishers Weekly