Fly Away Home & Meeting Marina Warner

Last week, I travelled to the University of Chichester for a talk and book signing with Marina Warner, hosted by the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy. When I saw this event being advertised I knew I had to go, because Marina Warner. Enough said. Instead of reading from her new short story collection,... Continue Reading →

Fairy Tales: BalletLORENT’s Snow White

There's just something about ballet and fairy tales which go together, and BalletLORENT are really flaunting it! Two years ago, I was mesmerised by their production of 'Rapunzel.' So when I saw a new show listed in my local theatre's brochure, I was straight down to the ticket office.   This time, BalletLORENT chose to... Continue Reading →

Summer 2015 Fairy Tale Book Haul

Summer means travelling, and travelling means great excitement in the form of new bookshops! I've managed to acquire some interesting fairy tale books over the last few months, which I'd like to throw into the fairy tale blogosphere.   So without further ado, here is my summer 2015 fairy tale book haul (and yes, that... Continue Reading →

Fairy Tales at Mannington: I Have a Gig!

For one day, and one day only! Fairy tales and fables, at Mannington Hall! An old country hall surrounded by lily ponds, woodland, and gardens is magical enough in itself. But next month at Mannington, there's going to be trails with fairies and other creatures to find, an exhibition of old fairy books, fundraising events... Continue Reading →

Film Review: Fairy Tales in Hanna

When I watched this film for the first time back in 2011, I didn't really know what was going on and or think much of it. However, watching it again recently, I quite enjoyed it and picked up on a lot of fairy tale references. I'm sure other people have blogged about this film and... Continue Reading →


If you've been following my blog, then you will know that I have been working on a fairy tale retelling for my university dissertation. Blog posts have been used to document my research into 'Sleeping Beauty,' and connect my retelling of the story with the wider world. Well, I handed that dissertation in just over a month ago.... Continue Reading →

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