Maid of the Wood
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Another tale which means more than it says. Four men create a woman from a piece of wood: the woodcarver makes the shape, the tailor dresses it, the jeweller adorns it, the holy man breathes life into it. As she rejoices at being alive the men start to argue over who owns her; she thanks them for creating her and goes on her way 'to see what the world is like'. Meanwhile the wolves still lurk in the corners of Fiona French's strong and atmospheric pictures.