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Wednesday 14 August 2013
Arts Books

lip lit: fairytales for wilde girls

Emily Tatti
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Allyse Near’s Fairytales for Wilde Girls is a refreshingly original debut. Though clearly inspired by a range of fairytales, ghost stories, literary works and poems, Near uses her affection for these genres to develop an entirely new fantasy world, one where she can explore the pitfalls of young adulthood. The novel follows Isola Wilde, a…
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Tuesday 15 May 2012
Books

lip lit: isobelle carmody, metro winds

Raelke Grimmer
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I don’t like reading fantasy. It is not that I don’t have an imagination; it is simply a matter of plausibility. I don’t find fantasy plausible and I would much rather read about something with some connection to the real world (no matter how small) than something set in a completely different world. I was…
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Wednesday 2 November 2011
Books

heroes and heroines: females in fantasy

lip magazine
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Despite my love of all things fantasy and a slight (read: considerable) reading obsession, I have to admit that until it was pointed out to me recently, I didn’t really notice the distinct lack of a female presence in the science fiction and fantasy genre. I mean, I just wanted to get lost in the…
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