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My husband Alessandro is Italian, born in Florence. We spend the lazy summer months with his mother and sister in Italy. It always strikes me as a huge irony that as a romance writer I find myself married to a knight, a cavaliere, as you say in Italian.
Yet the literature professor in me certainly plays into my romances.
The Taming of the Duke April has obvious Shakespearean resonances, as do many of my novels. I often weave early modern poetry into my work; the same novel might contain bits of Catullus, Shakespeare and anonymous bawdy ballads from the 16th century.
Eloisa wrote about her double life for The Washington Post in the article: A Shakespearean romance novelist who truly plays many parts. Just as I use Shakespeare in my romances, I almost always employ my experiences as a mother.
When I wrote about a miscarriage in Midnight PleasuresI used my own fears of premature birth; when the little girl in Fool For Love threw up and threw up, I described my own daughter, who had that unsavory habit for well over her first year of life. I am very active on social networks, participate in The Eloisa James book club where hundreds of readers come together online to discuss my booksgive interviews several times a year, and love creating special content for readers so as to extend the reading experience for all of my books.
I grew up on a steady diet of fairy tales, since my father was fascinated by them. When I was a child, he was just breaking into fairy tale analysis, as it were. I have a distinct memory of being challenged to give a psychological explanation of the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk.
When I was in graduate school, he wrote a long analysis of a fairy tale of my childhood, called Iron John. While I am not interested in the kind of cultural analysis my father did in Iron John, I inherited his fascination with the complexity of literary texts.
Desperate Duchesses is dedicated to my father, and features the tale of a young woman growing up with an eccentric, dramatic poet for a father!Books shelved as jack-and-the-beanstalk: The World Above: A Retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk and Robin Hood by Cameron Dokey, A Bean, a Stalk and a Bo.
Jack and the Beanstalk Craft - Make Your Own Giant Beanstalk! Kids work together to create a giant beanstalk they can play with in the classroom!
It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk Written by Josh Funk, illustrated by Edwardian Taylor My rating: ★★★★½ ISBN: Publisher: Two Lions Date of publication: September 19, timberdesignmag.com: It's Not Jack and the Beanstalk (): Josh Funk, Edwardian Taylor: Books.
FREE printable teaching resources for Jack and the Beanstalk traditional story.
Politically Correct Bedtime Stories: Modern Tales for Our Life and Times is a book written by American writer James Finn Garner, in which Garner satirizes the trend toward political correctness and censorship of children's literature, with an emphasis on humour and parody.
The bulk of the book consists of fairy tales such as Little Red Riding .