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The Beauty of the Wolf

Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
Length: 12 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

In the age of the Faerie Queene, Elizabeth I, Lord Francis Rodermere starts to lay waste to a forest. Furious, the sorceress who dwells there scrawls a curse into the bark of the first oak he fells: 

A faerie boy will be born to you whose beauty will be your death.   

Ten years later, Lord Rodermere’s son, Beau is born - and all who encounter him are struck by his great beauty. Meanwhile, many miles away in a London alchemist’s cellar lives Randa - a beast deemed too monstrous to see the light of day. And so begins a timeless tale of love, tragedy and revenge.

A stunning retelling of Beauty and the Beast

©2019 Wray Delaney (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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"An amazing book...like a box of treasures." (Meg Rosoff)

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Magical and poetic retelling of a classic!

I particularly enjoyed the gender swap in this retelling. The narrative is poetic and compelling. Would really recommend to people who love dark retelling, poetry, historical fiction and magic! Read the book very quickly and the audio version works really well, excellently read!

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Magical and exciting

This was a wonderful story, beautifully read. An adult fairy tale using enchanting language.