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she called for her fiancé and told him not to take on so, that they would still be married, even if he was but a prince and she a queen.
she chucked him beneath his pretty chin and kissed him until he smiled.
she called for her mail shirt.
she called for her sword.
she called for her provisions, and for her horse, and then she rode out of the palace, towards the east.
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If you make it through the roses she’ll be waiting for you. She’s old as the hills, evil as a snake, all malevolence and magic and death.
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agardenandlibrary · 2 days ago
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“There are choices," she thought, when she had sat long enough. "There are always choices.”
The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
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buecherundmehr · 12 days ago
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"The queen felt something stirring in her heart. She remembered her stepmother, then. Her stepmother liked to be adored. Learning how to be strong, to feel her own emotions and not another's, had been hard; but once you learned the trick of it, you did not forget. And she did not wish to rule continents."
quote from The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
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themelodyofspring · a month ago
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Miraculous May BPC | Day 14
Ziggy - Black and White 🖤🤍
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msharma05 · a month ago
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The Sleeper and The Spindle
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Look at this absolute beautiful book.
Written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Chris Riddell
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words-read-words-unsaid · 3 months ago
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After Reading The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman
Read: January 8, 2021
Rating: 7.5/10
Thoughts/Comments:  I really enjoyed the twist at the end, however, I prefer Stardust
Vibes:  Love Fairytale Retellings, This Was Dark and Sinster, What A Twist, Not My Favorite Work Though
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thejuandiaries · 4 months ago
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The only fairytale live action adaptation wishlist that I will stan in my entire life.
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peixesoluvel · 5 months ago
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Snow White kissing the Sleeping Beauty? It's more likely than you think
But seriously, I just listened to Neil Gaiman's the Sleeper and the Spindle and it's just... Amazing! Really loved all the twists and had to draw this iconic moment
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blogmillymills · 5 months ago
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Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle.
BBC Radio Drama Written by Neil Gaiman Adapted by Katie Homs Directed and Produced by Allegra McILroy A twisted fairy tale part Snow White, part Sleeping Beauty with women at the forefront of the tale. Sleeping Beauty is awoken by a kiss from the Soldier Queen- the prince is redundant and the dwarfs aren’t to be taken seriously. On her awakening we find that Sleeping Beauty put a…
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feedesmarais · 5 months ago
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So Gwendoline Christie was a Queen in A Midsummer Night's Dream and also a Queen in The Sleeper and the Spindle. Will George R. R. Martin finally realize that Brienne of Tarth is a Queen too?
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vermofftiss · 5 months ago
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The Sleeper and the Spindle
I have it now.
Dropbox - Mediafire - Drive
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calvin-af-crone · 5 months ago
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neil-gaiman · 5 months ago
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The Sleeper and the Spindle is up for the next 29 days and waiting for you on the BBC Sounds app, or at this link. You can listen to it wherever you are in the world. Gwendoline Christie stars as the Queen, in this fairy tale...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000qm49?s=09
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