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Emma Parfitt, M. Litt (Creative Writing) 2002

I invite you into a world of fairy tales where the lines between fiction and reality blur, and melt and burst into flames.

A selkie leaves the sea for the first time to go to university; three young boys find a genie in a can of Irn Bru; two friends think they see a firebird in an old housing estate; a boy discovers that people are not always who they seem to be; a man is spirited away by a snake charmer into a dark maze; goblins crawl through mirrors; an unwilling princess is "saved" from a tower; and Rapunzel is kidnapped by an automaton.

A series of original short stories, based on storytelling research, to amuse and entertain.

ISBN: 2940154966334