The Magic Toyshop
:"This book should not be confused with Edmund Crispin's novel"
The Moving Toyshop.infobox Book |
name = The Magic Toyshop
image_caption = Cover of "The Magic Toyshop"
language = English
publisher = Heinemann
release_date = 1967
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages = vi, 200 pp
isbn = NA
"The Magic Toyshop", a modern British
novelwritten by Angela Carter, was first published in 1967. The novel follows the development of the heroine, Melanie, as she becomes aware of herself, her environment, and her own sexuality. After the unexpected deaths of her parents, Melanie and her two siblings are moved to the care of her tyrannical uncle Philip, a bullish and eccentric toymaker, in South London.
The novel was made into a
TV moviein 1987. It was produced by Steve Morrison and directed by David Wheatley. It was adapted for the screen by the author, Angela Carter, and starred Tom Bell, Caroline Milmoe, Killian McKenna, Patricia Kerrigan, and Lorcan Cranitich. Her collection, "", contains Carter's script for the television adaptation. The script and the film are discussed in Charlotte Crofts' book, " Anagrams of Desire", drawing on an interview with director, David Wheatley.
*Charlotte Crofts (2003), "
Anagrams of Desire: Angela Carter's Writing for Radio, Film and Television" (Manchester University Press)
*cite book | last=Tuck | first=Donald H. | authorlink=Donald H. Tuck | title=The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy | location=Chicago | publisher=Advent | pages=94 | date=1974|id=ISBN 0-911682-20-1
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