A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
While the Bookfoxes are on their hols, in amongst all the serious reading that fills our days (ahem) there are wicked and frivolous little discoveries to be made. Such as naughty, disrespectful versions of revered teenage classics.
Here, for your delight, I’d like to introduce you to The Toast, and in particular its new series of Dirtbag classics. I was brought up on the likes of Little Women and Anne of Green Gables. Here’s what those girls are really like – and all done with wicked irreverence, a potty mouth, and deep love.
How very close to the original is Dirtbag Amy March…
May this series run and run – I’ve got my own little hit-list – please please, bring us Dirtbag What Katy Did and sequels! And please please please, Dirtbag Ballet Shoes! In fact, a couple of us Bookfoxes were riffing on the idea of Dirtbag Excellent Women (again, the dirtbag in Mildred is surprisingly close to the surface).
So – are you shocked? Diverted? Helpless with laughter? Which books would be on your list for the Dirtbag treatment?
I recommend The Toast for all sorts of reasons – I follow it on Facebook, and it deals me at least one liberating laugh and several mouthfuls of food for thought, most days.