Our Favourite Fae Fairy Tales

Our Favourite Fae Fairy Tales

In celebration of all things magical, we are sharing our favourite fae fairy tales with you. The term ‘fairy tale’ has been used to describe the genre since the seventeenth century, when the pioneering French writer, […]

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 […]

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

Dick Whittington – A Traditional English Tale

  Streets paved with gold, a cat with an appetite for mice, and a young man whose luck turns around.    Dick Whittington – A Tradition English Tale –   IN the reign of King Edward […]

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

St. George’s Day – A Collection of English Fairy Tales

Inspired by the iconic stories of ‘St. George and the Dragon’, we’ve collected all of our best English Fairy Tales and Folklore for you to celebrate this St. George’s Day.    . . . .   […]

The Old Witch – An English Fairy Tale

The Old Witch – An English Fairy Tale

Two sisters seeking fortunes, a magic money chimney, and a lesson in reaping what you sow.   This text was taken from More English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by John D. Batten The Old Witch An […]

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

The Bogey-Beast – An English Fairy Tale

A very cheerful old woman, a shape-shifting trickster and a big black pot of luck. This story was taken from English Fairy Tales – Illustrated by Arthur Rackham   The Bogey-Beast An English Fairy Tale THERE […]

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree

The Imp Tree tale is from Fairy Gold: A Book of Old English Fairy Tales. It was compiled by Ernest Rhys and illustrated by Herbert Cole. Rhys was a famed writer and editor – best known […]

The Lambton Worm – An English Legend by Joseph Jacobs

The Lambton Worm – An English Legend by Joseph Jacobs

This week we are celebrating our English heritage and have chosen for you the traditional English legend of The Lambton Worm. The legend originated in County Durham in North East England around the River Wear. It […]

The Story of the Three Bears – An English Fairy Tale from Andrew Lang

The Story of the Three Bears – An English Fairy Tale from Andrew Lang

The Story of the Three Bears is one of the world’s best-known fairy tales. It was originally written by English poet Robert Southey in 1837. This English folktale has been adapted many times over the years but […]

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 […]

Mr and Mrs Vinegar – An English Fairy Tale

Mr and Mrs Vinegar – An English Fairy Tale

Mr and Mrs Vinegar is an old English fairy tale taken from Flora Annie Steel’s English Fairy Tales.  This wonderful book, originally published in 1922, is illustrated by Arthur Rackham.  This story tells a tale of married […]