Cinderella

Fairy tales for feisty girls

27 January 2018 9:00 am

This being the centenary of women’s suffrage, there’s an unmissable feminist aspect to children’s books right now. Stories about strong…

Lily James's Cinderella is more of a doormat than my actual doormat

28 March 2015 9:00 am

Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella is a Disney film based on a Disney film, so is double Disney, if you like. It…

Are old fairy stories too scary for kids?

13 December 2014 9:00 am

Moving house, stacking books in boxes, I came across a clutch of fairy books, Andrew Lang’s folk tales from around…

Visual pleasure

27 November 2010 12:00 am

According to the programme note, the message in Thierry Smits’s To the Ones I Love ‘does not direct itself to the mind but to the senses’.