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In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series, the paranormal creature in question ‘comes out of the closet’ and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet for real?
Oh, I wouldn’t want fairies either. I live near Cottingley Woods, where the Cottingley Fairy Thing happened so we get tourists all year round and we’re all a little sick of fairy crap!
If you could write yourself a part in a book, what book would it be and what role would you play in that book?
What if it turned out you’d completely misunderstood their books? Not even counting the mortification you’d feel, after that meal, your concept of those novels would be completely altered and you could never read them the same way again.
Aside from anything else, any author that can have a one-on-one conversation about their books for a whole hour obviously needs to take a short trip away from Egoville. I’m not talking aout book signings or group lectures or anything like that? But alone with an author? Not for me
My favourite fairy tale… I don’t think I ever really had one. I used to love the Disney film of the Little Mermaid, even lying in the bath and swishing my hair about to pretend I was a mermaid, so I’ll go with that one. When I was little, I used to prefer the non-Princess (and therefore non-fairytale) Disneys – Aladdin, Robin Hood, Hercules… I guess I just didn’t have a very fairytale enhanced childhood!
Fairies, however… I’ve liked those ever since my Dad first jokingly told me I was a Changeling baby and my Mum had to then explain how fairies sometimes swapped their babies for our own. At some point she did mention that I wasn’t one, which prompted a vague feeling of disappointment.
Because of that story, I’ve always liked the darker fairy stories, not the prissy pink and glittery versions. I think my favourite is Faerie Tale by Raymond Feist. It’s the only book of his I’ve come across that I actually like, as I tried Magician then realised that it was actually better off as a doorstop.
Faerie Tale is amazing though. It’s dark and brutal, with just the right amount of traditional story in to keep it relevant. It centers around Changeling babies which I’ve always loved the idea of, even after admitting that my family probably didn’t receive me in exchange for their own darling baby girl.