His Dark Materials Trilogy: Northern Lights, The Amber Spyglass, The Subtle Knife: "Northern Lights" WITH "The Subtle Knife" AND "The Amber Spyglass" Passionate and exhilarating, complex and thrilling, romantic and brave, these books are an adventure for everyone.
The Bloody Chamber And Other Stories (Vintage Classics) A collection of heart-thrumming fairytales, written in lush, poetic language by the Queen of the Short Story, Angela Carter.
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales A fantastic collection of imaginative retellings of old fairytales, and breathtaking new stories. This book is an inspiring compendium of escapist magic.
The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood's book is the opposite of a fairytale - a dark and threatening story about a world where women are slaves to a horrific fantasy of control.
The Turn of the Screw (Penguin Popular Classics) An ingenious ghost story that genuinely frightens. A thousand years of high-school English syllabuses could not destroy it for me.