A beautiful edition of Angela Carter's previously uncollected poetry
Angela Carter was one of the foremost writers of the twentieth century. Her novels include Wise Children, The Magic Toyshop and Nights at the Circus, as well as the short-story collection The Bloody Chamber and the essay The Sadean Woman. She won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for her novel Nights at the Circus and the Somerset Maugham Award. She died in 1992. Rosemary Hill is a historian and critic. She has written two prize-winning books, God's Architect and Stonehenge. She lectures regularly, is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books, a trustee of the Victorian Society and of the Pugin Society, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Society of Antiquaries and a quondam fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
Carter's short stories suggest, her imagination was often most acute in condensed settings ... Devotees will feel at home with the plethora of dreams, "fabulous beasts", pantomimes, fireworks and sudden shifts in register ... funny and unsettling all at once -- James Kidd * Independent *