Hänsel und Gretel – A German Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Hänsel und Gretel – A German Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Hänsel und Gretel is a German tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob (1785–1863) and Wilhelm Grimm (1786–1859).  It was first published in Kinder und Hausmärchen (‘Children’s and Household Tales’) in 1812, although this particular version […]

Bluebeard – A French Tale by Charles Perrault

Bluebeard – A French Tale by Charles Perrault

The Blue Beard tale is a dark story of deceit, death, murder, blood and forbidden chambers. Its origins are thought to be traced back to real events and people such as the legend of Gilles de […]

Top 5 Saddest, Gruesome and Dark Tales for Halloween

Top 5 Saddest, Gruesome and Dark Tales for Halloween

Top 5 Saddest, Darkest and Most Gruesome Tales for Halloween For this year’s Halloween we’ve picked out 5 of some of the saddest, darkest and most gruesome tales from some of our favourite books written and […]