Fairytales

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The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella review – a turbo-charged fairytale
This bewitching but at times confusing adaptation offers a spin on the familiar story before swerving into panto mode

Arifa Akbar

19, Nov, 2021 @3:07 PM

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Incest story by Pinocchio author published in English for the first time
Carlo Collodi’s version of Donkey Skin, by French author Charles Perrault, will appear in a new collection of Italian fairytales

Alison Flood

01, Oct, 2021 @1:46 PM

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Vermicelli alla Sophia Loren: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for pasta with parsley pesto | A kitchen in Rome
A favourite old cookbook (and a pile of parsley to use up) inspire this simple salsa verde – parsley, anchovies, capers, olives – in a fairytale tangle of vermicelli

Rachel Roddy

10, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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War brides, spies and burning bookshops: Marina Warner on writing her memoir
Famous for her study of fairytales, what happened when Warner decided to tell her own story? She talks about the remarkable family legends behind her ‘unreliable’ memoir

Charlotte Higgins

06, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Country diary: on this mystical upland, a case of mistaken identity
Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd: Fairies know how to confuse us mere humans, as they did during the making of my previous column

Jim Perrin

28, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Hunted review – Red Riding Hood reboot is a nifty, nasty trip into the woods
Vincent Paronnaud takes a well-trodden path with this modern fairytale but adds smart meta-commentary and edgy menace

Leslie Felperin

12, Jan, 2021 @12:00 PM

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The Snow Queen review – whirl through Scarborough's winter wonderland
Polly Lister plays umpteen parts in this spirited Hans Christian Andersen adaptation filmed at Stephen Joseph theatre

Chris Wiegand

06, Jan, 2021 @9:26 AM

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Pioneering fairytale author D'Aulnoy gets a rare English edition to herself
The Island of Happiness, by the French writer who coined the term ‘fairytales’, includes new English translation of 300-year-old story

Alison Flood

21, Dec, 2020 @12:14 PM

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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales by Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett
Karrie Fransman and Jonathan Plackett explore gender bias in these classic tales with a twist

Zoe Williams

28, Oct, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Van Morrison: follow the tune but forget the message | Brief letters
Brief letters: Unintelligible nonsense | Snow White | Sustainable wrappers | Grey pound | Forecasting

Letters

20, Sep, 2020 @4:13 PM

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Country diary: mighty oaks from acorns grow, but most are foiled by feet
Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire: These symbols of might from mite line the plough furrows where they fall to become food, or mulch

Simon Ingram

18, Sep, 2020 @4:30 AM

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'The fascists were upset': radical Austrian fairytales published in English for first time
Princeton University Press will publish a selection of ‘candid, forthright and innovative’ stories by Hermynia Zur Mühlen

Alison Flood

26, Jun, 2020 @11:02 AM

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