Narrator Jane Copland's lyrical voice recounts the life and times of Cinderella's stepmother, Agnes, in this intriguing retelling of the classic fairy tale. Agnes recounts her life--from her lowly beginnings as a servant to her hopeful escape. Later, she returns full circle to her original home, this time as nursemaid to an unusual infant, Ella, who eventually becomes her stepdaughter. Copland adopts a subtle French accent for the knight's son, Fernan, Agnes's lover, and soft British intonations for the other characters. Slowly, this magical tale twists and turns as Copland provides a flowing portrayal of Agnes. Through diary entries, reminiscences, and long digressions, Copland deftly delivers this long, sorrowful tale of the stepmother's joys and sorrows, hard work, sexual adventures, and lost loves. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2018]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780062849076 $26.99
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