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Loathly Ladies

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In the last podcast of the current series, Carolyne Larrington and Fay Hield discuss the figure of the loathly lady. Sometimes transformed through her own agency, sometimes the victim of a spell, she knows the secret of what women really want; can the hero who marries her put his new-found knowledge into practice? We also talk about monstrously transformed women; those who await the hero with the courage to look beyond appearances to the inner beauty of the beast.