Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, with a gorgeous cover by Roxanna Bikadoroff.

Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales, with a gorgeous cover by Roxanna Bikadoroff.

From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of fantastically dark stories.

From familiar fairy tales and legends – Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast – Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of fantastically dark stories.

Angela Carter, a woman with a mind as dark as treacle and a marvellous pen

Angela Carter, a woman with a mind as dark as treacle and a marvellous pen

In the Company of Wolves by Peter Strain    Created for the Folio Society competition to illustrate Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and other stories

In the Company of Wolves by Peter Strain Created for the Folio Society competition to illustrate Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and other stories

llustration by Igor Karash. From Angela Carter's book The Bloody Chambers and Other Stories.

llustration by Igor Karash. From Angela Carter's book The Bloody Chambers and Other Stories.

Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber: A Company of Wolves. A short story from my favourite book of all time.

Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber: A Company of Wolves. A short story from my favourite book of all time.

Angela Carter at home in Clapham, south London, c.1985: 'She had no objections to her prose being turned into an extravaganza on ice: on the contrary. Her only stipulation was that Michael Winner should not get his hands on it.'

Angela Carter: a portrait in postcards

Angela Carter at home in Clapham, south London, c.1985: 'She had no objections to her prose being turned into an extravaganza on ice: on the contrary. Her only stipulation was that Michael Winner should not get his hands on it.'

Angela Carter, c. 1972 | Angela Carter, a woman with a mind as dark as treacle and a marvelous pen.

Angela Carter, c. 1972 | Angela Carter, a woman with a mind as dark as treacle and a marvelous pen.

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter | 13 Literary Books That Young Adult Readers Will Love

13 Literary Books That Young Adult Readers Will Love

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter | 13 Literary Books That Young Adult Readers Will Love

The Magic Toyshop - Angela Carter (alternative cover), using jacqueline groag's puppet ballet fabric design

The Magic Toyshop - Angela Carter (alternative cover), using jacqueline groag's puppet ballet fabric design

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