The Fairy Tellers

The Fairy Tellers
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Publisher : Nicholas Brealey
Total Pages : 336
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ISBN-10 : 9781529389258
ISBN-13 : 1529389259
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Book Synopsis The Fairy Tellers by : Nicholas Jubber

Download or read book The Fairy Tellers written by Nicholas Jubber and published by Nicholas Brealey. This book was released on 2022-05-03 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘A carnival of a book, rigorously researched and jostling with life’ —Amy Jeffs, author of Storyland Who were the Fairy Tellers? In this far-ranging quest, award-winning author Nicholas Jubber unearths the lives of the dreamers who made our most beloved fairy tales: inventors, thieves, rebels and forgotten geniuses who gave us classic tales such as ‘Cinderella’, ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Baba Yaga’. From the Middle Ages to the birth of modern children’s literature, they include a German apothecary’s daughter, a Syrian youth running away from a career in the souk and a Russian dissident embroiled in a plot to kill the tsar. Following these and other unlikely protagonists, we travel from the steaming cities of Italy and the Levant, under the dark branches of the Black Forest, deep into the tundra of Siberia and across the snowy fells of Lapland. In the process, we discover a fresh perspective on some of our most frequently told stories. Filled with adventure, tragedy and real-world magic, this bewitching book uncovers the stranger lives behind the strangest of tales.


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