The Beautiful Thing: Fairytales Retold
By Hannah Johnson
Published: March 4, 2012.
A prince is caught between the doldrums of duty and the joys of (a most improper) love. A young woman sets no stock in all that dying-for-love nonsense, and woe betide the anguished knight who tries to brood at her. And a little girl observes more of life, love, and regret than anyone would have thought to expect from a clever and vengeful witch. Three old stories given new shapes.