Come Unto These Yellow Sands: Four Radio Plays by Angela Carter
People and animals are never what they seem. Men turn into werewolves in Angela Carter's classic play The Company of Wolves (now turned into a film). A beautiful girl turns out to be a vampire in Vampirella, a Transylvanian fable shadowed by the Great War. Meanwhile, Puss in Boots is out on the tiles, in a breathless entertainment. In Come Unto These Yellow Sand Carter takes you inside the eerie paintings of Richard Dadd ' to hear the beings within - the monsters produced by represssion - squeak and gibber and tell the truth'. In her introduction Angela Carter discusses the problems and delights of writing for radio: 'Radio retains the atavistic lure, the atavistic power, of voices in the dark, and the writers who gives he words to those voices retains some of the authority of the most antique tellers of tales'. The book includes nine reproductions of pictures by or of Richard Dadd.