Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister – Gregory Maguire

It’s a bit odd, but I like it. It’s one of those books you can sort of bury yourself in with a comfy chair and an endless supply of tea. Mr Maguire has an interesting style and builds characters well. And thank goodness, the book’s long enough to get really stuck into.

Mr Maguire retells the story of Cinderella to an adult audience, employing attention to detail and treats even his most unattractive characters with benevolence. And what’s partiuclarly refreshing he doesn’t dismiss the reader with ‘…and they all lived happily ever after.’

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