Author: Demelza Carlton

The Three Dogs

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There was once upon a time a shepherd who had two children, a son and a daughter. When he

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The Three Musicians

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Once upon a time three musicians left their home and set out on their travels. They had all learnt

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The Story of the Fisherman and His Wife

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There was once a fisherman and his wife who lived together in a little hut close to the sea,

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Making Medieval Hunter’s Stew

I go to great lengths to research my books, and the greatest of these always seem to take place in the kitchen. Not being a Masterchef (or any kind of trained or celebrity chef), the chances of me making a

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The War of the Wolf and the Fox

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.There was once upon a time a man and his wife who had an old cat and an old

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The Golden Mermaid

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.A powerful king had, among many other treasures, a wonderful tree in his garden, which bore every year beautiful

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The Story of a Clever Tailor

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Once upon a time there lived an exceedingly proud Princess. If any suitor for her hand ventured to present

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The White Snake

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.Not very long ago there lived a King, the fame of whose wisdom was spread far and wide. Nothing

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The Red Etin

Today’s classic tale is from the Blue Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1889.There were ance twa widows that lived on a small bit o’ ground, which they rented from a farmer.

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The Golden Lads

Today’s classic tale is from the Green Fairy Book, a collection of tales assembled and translated by Andrew Lang, published in 1892.A poor man and his wife lived in a little cottage, where they supported themselves by catching fish in

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