Best place to be Cinderella
History has not remembered some fabulous women writers - even the woman who gave us the term 'fairy tale' to start with! Meet Madame D'Aulnoy and hear about her wonderful fairy tales and why author Claire O'Brien is retelling them now. Claire and Julia Golding broaden the conversation to discuss the power of fairy tales, how they have been selected and retold. Rediscovery of old ones without the familiar tropes is a wonderful place for a fantasy writer to go for inspiration. Do you have a favourite retelling - or a least favourite - on film or TV? See if you agree with Julia and Claire. Oh yes, and what exactly has Bridgerton got to do with it all...?