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The five jars by M R James

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Available free from Gutenberg This novel takes the form of a letter from our nameless narrator to Jane, he wants to explain …

Thorn by Intisar Khanani

Thorn by

A retelling of The Goose Girl story. Princess Alyrra has not has a happy life. Growing up in fear of her brother …

The snow child - Eowyn Ivey

The Snow Child by

Mabel and Jack have left home and family behind and travelled to Alaska, to the edge of the world, trying to turn …

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

You probably know the Perrault version. And chances are, you haven’t been able to escape the Disney yt version. Maybe you know the slightly-darker Grimm version, or even the original story of Yeh-Shen. Maybe you’re a … → 28 October 2011

The ugly duckling

Sagas of Icelanders

So myself and himself have gotten in the habit of bedtime stories. We started off with some fairy tales. First those classic …