McKinley: tam lin

From: Tawen Chang <>
Date: Fri Mar 10 2000 - 03:48:28 PST

Since we are on the subject of retellings of Tam Lin, I'd mention that
there is a short story retelling on the web site of the author Rosemary
Edgehill. (It's actually kind of a Tam Lin + Cinderella + maybe Beauty and
the Beast.) I don't know if other people will like it--I did partly
because I occasionally read Regency romances, and her story is set in that
time period.

The link is

Fire and Hemlock is certainly also one of my favorite versions of Tam Lin.
Another really great one would be Elizabeth Marie Pope's The Perilous Gard.


At 09:05 PM 3/9/00 -0800, you wrote:
>There's a great short story retelling of Tam Lin in Imaginary Lands, edited
>by Robin. Incidentally, does anyone know where I could find a copy of that
>book? There's also the whole Snow White, Blood Red; Golden Slippers, Ruby
>Tears; etc, if you like short stories. Some are better than others, but I
>can't remember which ones I liked. A really good anthology of retellings is
>The Armless Maiden . . . more short stories, but they're all really
>well-written. Course, they're pretty dark too . . .
>So I couldn't actually think of any novelizations, but if you don't mind
>short stories . . . : )
>Another irrelevant recommendation: check out the illustrated retellings of
>fairy tales in the children's sections. : ) Zelinsky is especially cool. :
>Oooh!! I just thought of one! The Glass Slipper by Eleanor Farjeon. It's
>a kid's book, but it's sooooo cute. : ) For new fairy tales, Gaiman's
>Neverwhere and Stardust are both awesome. : ) There's a new book out called
>the Fox Woman that's a retelling of an old Japanese fairy tale . . . I
>haven't read it yet, but it looks interesting. Diana Wynne Jones's Fire and
>Hemlock is a cool retelling of Tam Lin. : ) Actually, all of her books are
>pretty awesome if you ask me.
>>Has anyone else read the Fairy Tale series? Books from it include Snow
>>Rose Red, Briar Rose, Tam Lin, etc. I prefer ones similar to Robin's or
>>White Rose Red, where the fairy tale is left fairly intact. Can anyone
>>recommend other novelizations?
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