Beauty's Sister: Penguin Special: Penguin Special

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Juniper, living deep in the forest with her parents, is stunned to discover that the beautiful girl living isolated in a nearby tower is her sister. When the two girls meet, what begins as a fascination and a friendship ultimately develops into something truly sinister.

A story of jealousy, passion and power, Beauty's Sister is a dark and gripping reimagining of one of our oldest tales, Rapunzel, from acclaimed novelist James Bradley.

'Bradley's writing is spare and precise, his images haunting, and his plot reimagines the well-known fairy tale from the point of view of Rapunzel's darker, wilder sister... I have read many hundreds of reinventions of this tale. Beauty's Sister is one of the most powerful.' Kate Forsyth

'A perfect Penguin Special.' West Australian

'Utilising fable tropes such as sibling rivalry, childhood misadventure and sorcery, Beauty's Sister took me into its world.' Killings, the Kill Your Darlings blog
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About the author

James Bradley is an author and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus and The Penguin Book of the Ocean.
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Publisher
Penguin Group Australia
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Published on
Apr 23, 2012
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Pages
72
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ISBN
9781742535777
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
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The writers whose work is collected in this anthology have all proven that they have courage, not just through the quality of their work but through their determination to challenge themselves creatively and personally.

Faber Writing Academy's Writing a Novel program offers a unique opportunity for writers to face their challenges and learn from them. Through a combination of evening and weekend workshops, individual consultations and visits from writers and industry figures, it aims to equip students with the skills and resources they require to succeed as writers.

It is clear that these hard working writers have learnt and grown on the course. The enthusiasm and determination with which they have faced the challenges they've encountered has been exciting and often humbling. The artist Chuck Close once quipped that 'inspiration is for amateurs-the rest of us just show up and get to work', a sentiment that Anne Enright echoes in her usual subversive fashion when she tells us the only way to write a book 'is to actually write a book. A pen is useful, typing is also good. Keep putting words on the page.' They're right, of course, but in a way A.L. Kennedy brings us closer to the truth about writing with her simple exhortation, 'Be without fear.'

Under the guidance of our award-winning course directors Carrie Tiffany and James Bradley, we are pleased to publish this collection of students' work; a testament to both their bravery and talent.

Contributors are: Sarah Price, Stephanie Wang, John Somerville, Clementine Bendle-Thompson, Karl Bourke, Sarah Menary, Margaret Wieringa, Virat Nehru, Dina Ross, Aiman S. Ahmad, Jackson South, Danielle Scorer, Debbie Baker, S.M.A. Carter, C.M. Dee and Leah De Forest.
Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form.

It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand.

Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide.

In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms.

The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.

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