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No one got Angela Carter like Corinna Sargood

I have been relishing an illustrated book by Corinna Sargood. I love this artist’s paintings of Mexican life: bright scenes on wood, some in tin frames, crammed with tiny figures: a harpist, a bullfighter, a psychiatrist appealing for patients through a loudspeaker. They often have moving parts and secret windows; in one, miniature doors swing open to show the painter and her carpenter husband reading in bed. The Village in the Valley, published this month by Prospect Books, is Sargood’s account of the annual visits that inspired the pictures: bullets whizzing through the air at night, days spent making furniture and new friends.
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The Folk Brothers on May 19th, 2021: Nightingales, Bevin Boys, and Angela Carter

English folk singer, ethnomusicologist, and bird enthusiast Sam Lee has written a new book "The Nightingale: Notes On A Songbird" as well as released some tracks in which he harmonizes with nightingales (as well as the harmonium and fiddle of fellow-folkie Lisa Knapp). And singer Polly Paulusma has just released an album - inspired by her Ph.D. dissertation research - exploring the traditional folk songs (and tales) which inspired the fiction of magical realist Angela Carter. Also on this week's show, a new song from Reg Meuross about the Bevin Boys, the young British men who were conscripted to dig coal rather than fight Nazis during WW2. And much more!
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Invisible Music by Polly Paulusma review – a vibrant celebration of Angela Carter the folkie

The folk-singing interests of the novelist Angela Carter are usually confined to the margins of literary commentary, but alongside her first husband the mistress of magical realism was an ardent enthusiast of traditional song. The pair ran a folk club and made field recordings of voices such as “tinker singer” Davey Stewart, from whom Carter claimed you could “learn more about style than from books”. She herself sang and played concertina.
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Fairy Tale Day 2021: 6 short stories to revisit, from Brothers Grimm to Angela Carter

Whether it was through stories read to us at bedtime or from a classic Disney film we watched a thousand times, everyone has a favourite fairy tale. Perhaps it’s Cinderella , with her magical glass slippers, or Hansel and Gretel ’s run-in with a cannibalistic witch and her house made of sweets, or maybe you loved it when Little Red Riding Hood bested the big bad wolf?
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