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Lisa Bennett reviews The Bee and the Orange Tree for ABR

Thank you to Australian Book Review and Lisa Bennett for reviewing The Bee and the Orange Tree. In their earliest incarnations, fairy tales are gruesome stories riddled with murder, cannibalism, and mutilation. Written in early seventeenth-century Italy, Giambattista Basile’s Cinderella snaps her stepmother’s neck with the lid of a trunk. This motif reappears in the… Continue reading Lisa Bennett reviews The Bee and the Orange Tree for ABR