Posts Tagged: brothers grimm

On faded fairytales

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will hopefully know that I have a bit of a soft spot for fairytales. I find them fascinating – how they’ve evolved, which ones we remember, which ones fade into

On faded fairytales

Anyone who has been reading this blog for a while will hopefully know that I have a bit of a soft spot for fairytales. I find them fascinating – how they’ve evolved, which ones we remember, which ones fade into

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On the fairy tale kiss

I’ve just finished the second book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that I’ve been reading this week, and something has struck me – there is a distinct absence of the Fairytale kiss! Disney has taught us that all good fairy tale

On the fairy tale kiss

I’ve just finished the second book of Grimm’s Fairy Tales that I’ve been reading this week, and something has struck me – there is a distinct absence of the Fairytale kiss! Disney has taught us that all good fairy tale

On what makes a fairy tale

  You have heard of Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Shoemaker and the Elves, but have you heard about The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage? How about Farmerkin, or Thousandfurs, or Gambling Hans? Or the Boy

On what makes a fairy tale

  You have heard of Cinderella, Rumplestiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Shoemaker and the Elves, but have you heard about The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage? How about Farmerkin, or Thousandfurs, or Gambling Hans? Or the Boy

On where I am in the world

Greetings from Prague! Ben and I arrived here last night, after four trains, two delays and a small fire (but that’s another story). We spent the last five days in Germany, mostly visiting my friend Mekhla, who lives in Freiberg.

On where I am in the world

Greetings from Prague! Ben and I arrived here last night, after four trains, two delays and a small fire (but that’s another story). We spent the last five days in Germany, mostly visiting my friend Mekhla, who lives in Freiberg.

On Fairy Tales

Philip Pullman calls the stories in his bind up called Four Tales – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I was a Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers, Clockwork or All Wound Up and The Scarecrow and his Servant – fairy tales. He says,

On Fairy Tales

Philip Pullman calls the stories in his bind up called Four Tales – The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I was a Rat! Or The Scarlet Slippers, Clockwork or All Wound Up and The Scarecrow and his Servant – fairy tales. He says,