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Gingerbread – Robert Dinsdale


Fiction derived from fairy tales is very popular at the moment.

Gingerbr18788435ead however, is a little different. Keeping with the traditional ‘gothic’ elements of the fairty tale genre, the modern tale features: the forest, the snowladen landscape, the deserted cottage, the wolf and the ‘papa’ whose own tale of escaping from a Russian gulag drives the main storyline.

Much like Animal Farm the novel acts as an allegory for Belarus under the Soviet regime of Stalin.

A sophisticated and complex tale – suitable for mature readers.

 

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