Donkey-Skin

Donkey-Skin

This week’s fortnightly fairy tale is from the ‘Father of Fairy Tales’, Charles Perrault. Donkeyskin takes a rather sinister beginning as a beautiful princess wears a donkey skin disguise in order to escape her father. Her […]

Cendrillon – A French Cinderella Tale

Cendrillon – A French Cinderella Tale

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, the celebration of love and affection, we thought we’d revisit one of the most classic love stories of all time. Cinderella, as it was penned by Charles Perrault, follows our […]

Catskin – An English Cinderella Tale

Catskin – An English Cinderella Tale

Catskin is an English Cinderella tale collected by Joesph Jacobs from his book More English Fairy Tales. It is identified as a Cinderella tale as it shares the ‘persecuted heroine’ theme. It tells the tale of a young […]

Aschenputtel – The German Cinderella

Aschenputtel – The German Cinderella

Aschenputtel is a German Cinderella tale written by the Brothers Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm. It was published in Children’s and Household Tales in 1812; a pioneering collection of German folklore. Although similar in many respects to […]