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Thorn by

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

A retelling of The Goose Girl story. Princess Alyrra has not has a happy life. Growing up in fear of her brother and trying to stay on her mother’s good side. But when the king of the much more powerful land comes to visit she finds herself thrust into a powerplay. She is to marry into a family where people

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Donegal fairy stories by

Donegal fairy stories - Seumas MacManus

I do enjoy fairy stories, of all shapes and sorts. When I was younger I read plenty of the children’s versions of the Irish myths and legends. But I don’t ever recall coming across these stories before. They aren’t the myth and legend of the Red Branch, or the Fianna, but instead are versions of more traditional stories. Irish versions

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Sagas of Icelanders

The ugly duckling

So myself and himself have gotten in the habit of bedtime stories. We started off with some fairy tales. First those classic old Ladybird books. We were doing some wearing out at work so I nabbed a couple of the real old ones and borrowed a few of the less tatty ones. Then we turned to free ebooks and got

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Beauty by

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

A retelling of the story of Beauty & the beast Read for this year’s RIP challenge. Check out the RIP review site. Honour is the youngest of three girls. Her mother died soon after the birth of a fourth daughter, as did the baby, when Honour was only a toddler. Her father is a very successful business man, and has

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The Fairy Reel (Fragile things group read, Week1) by

Default fox is the defaults - Image taken from page 40 of 'Travels in Africa during the years 1875-1878 (1879-1883-1882-1886) ... from The British Library

Third post on the group read of Fragile Things. I started with the introduction, where some people like to start, then the first story, A study in emerald which was very enjoyable. And now on to week 1, part 3. The first poem, entitled The fairy Reel which you can read online at http://www.endicott-studio.com/cofhs/chFaeryReel.html I’m not much of a poetry

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