Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman. Penguin Classics, €25.20. Reviewed by Anna Carey.
The Potter's Hand by AN Wilson. Atlantic Books, €18.90. Reviewed by Anna Carey.
It is sometimes claimed that there are naturally fewer female geniuses than there are male, as a quick reference to history will throw up the fact that there have been no female equivalents to men such as Rembrandt, Shakespeare or Raphael.
The New Yorker’s contribution to great literature goes without saying.
Of all the many unfair stereotypes about feminism, the most annoying has to be the idea that feminists have no sense of humour. If any proof were needed that this idea is nonsense, then surely it’s Ti na Fey’s new book Bossypants.
Susan Sontag once described Terry Castle’s work as ‘‘wildly funny’’ which, to me at least, isn’t quite the ringing endorsement it may appear to some. Much as I may respect Sontag as a serious critic, I’m not sure I’d use her as my guide to all things