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On THE GLASS COFFIN by the Brothers Grimm and A. S. Byatt

If a fairy-story immortalises, like a glass coffin, Byatt's unlocking of the Grimm's fairy tale is empowering, emancipating, and makes so much more sense.

7 Dark Fairytale Books for Grownups

7 dark fairytale reads for those tired of Disney and craving the darkness of the originals. But these versions might be even more disturbing.

Queerness, Hans Christian Andersen, and The Little Mermaid

On Hans Christian Andersen's sexuality, and how he worked it into his stories.

Strengthening Your (Romantic) Relationships with Bedtime Stories

Reading out loud at bedtime: it's not just for kids.

These Fairy Tales Are Not For Children

Love fairy tales? Love erotica? Then we've got a book list for you!

Why Putting Guns in Fairy Tales Defeats the Purpose of Fairy Tales

The NRA has released retellings of fairy tales, with guns added. Here's why that's a bad idea.

11 Things to Do on Hans Christian Andersen’s Birthday

11 fun ways to celebrate Hans Christian Andersen's 211th birthday.

Favorite Girl Scout Cookies of Fairy Tale Children

Fresh Takes on Classic Fairy Tales for Modern Kids

February 2016 Book of the Month: THROUGH THE WOODS