Kenneth Grahame: Before the Wild Wood

Kenneth Grahame: Before the Wild Wood

Discover the history of The Wind in the Willows and the man behind the now cherished children’s story. This celebration of Kenneth Grahame features some of our favourite quotes from the exceptional children’s book as we delve […]

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

Beautiful Fairy Books for International Fairy Day

To celebrate Fairy Day, we would like to share with you some of the most beautiful fairy books, full of fae, piskies, nymphs, and sprites to enchant any reader. From children’s stories and fairy tales to […]

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Fairy Tale Friendships: Tales of Best Friends in Classic Fairy Stories

Many fairy tales feature stories of romantic love and extraordinary adventure, but for #NationalBestFriendsDay we invite you to uncover some classic stories of best friends in fairy tales. From the heat of the desert to the […]

The Fairy Tale Art of W. Heath Robinson

The Fairy Tale Art of W. Heath Robinson

W. Heath Robinson was an English illustrator, best known for his eccentric cartoons of absurd machines. As well as excelling with these popular sketches, Robinson was a prolific artist and book illustrator. With a collection of […]

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

The Wooing of Pomona – An Autumn Story

  The Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, a shape-shifting lover, and an abundance of beautiful autumn fruit.   THE WOOING OF POMONA – An Autumn Story –   ONCE upon a time, in the happy days of old, Vertumnus, Keeper-of-All-the-Orchards-in-the-World, […]

Little Ida’s Flowers- A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale

Little Ida’s Flowers- A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale

  A little wax doll, a palace full of flowers, and a midnight dance.   Little Ida’s Flowers – A Hans Andersen Fairy Tale –    “My Poor flowers are quite withered,” little Ida said. “They were […]

The Three Billy-Goats Gruff – An Old Tale from the North

The Three Billy-Goats Gruff – An Old Tale from the North

  Three hungry goats, a troll with a nose as long as a poker, and a bridge that seems impossible to cross.   The Three Billy-Goats Gruff – An Old Tale from the North –   […]

The Illustrations of Kate Greenaway – Celebrating 175 Years

The Illustrations of Kate Greenaway – Celebrating 175 Years

Born in Oxford, England, on the 17th March in 1846, Katherine Greenaway would go on to become one of the most prolific women illustrators of the 20th century. Through her whimsical children’s illustrations, she would bring […]

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

Eight Years – A Poem For May Day

May 1st has been celebrated for thousands of years. Steeped in folklore magic, it marks the halfway point between the spring equinox and summer solstice. The earliest known celebrations of May are Floralia – the festival of […]

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

Hans Christian Andersen – A Birthday Collection

We’ve pulled together our favourite stories from Hans Christian Andersen in honour of his birthday. The Danish author born on 2nd April in 1805, is responsible for some of the greatest fairy tales of our time, […]

Women’s History Month – The Women of the Golden Age

Women’s History Month – The Women of the Golden Age

Women’s History Month is celebrated every year in March. It honours fantastic women of the past across all industries and countries, in a true celebration of women’s achievements. In this post: Women’s History Month – The […]

The Wind’s Tale – About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters

The Wind’s Tale – About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters

The story of a greedy alchemist, a search for red gold, and a house saved by a stork’s nest. The Wind’s Tale About Waldemar Daa and his Daughters A Hans Christian Andersen Story WHEN the wind […]