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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

telling fairy tales is not limited by period...

The earliest recognisable fairy tales I've been able to track down are 12th century, a version of Little Red Riding Hood [the girl with the red cloak] being the oldest.  But stories of the fabulous have been told since time immemorial, whether the famous werewolf tale of Ancient Rome anyone who studied Latin at school has read, or the fables of Aesop, which gave their name [fabulae] to tales about talking beasts whose telling made a moral of the tale.
Which being so I am unashamedly promoting 'Fae Tales' a book co-authored with my friend and fellow Regency author, Giselle Marks, which is a collection of stories of faery tales, legends and myths set in a modern setting, and a few poems thrown in for good measure.  I posted part of one of them here earlier, about the Suffolk dragon, Here

 And now Fae Tales is live on Amazon as a paperback HERE or kindle HERE 
As well as on local Amazon stores


  1. Congrats on the paperback release, Sarah! I grew up on fairy tales and absolutely love them. Who doesn't want to believe in talking animals or magical creatures that bring about happy endings for the good and justice for the villains? As an adult, it has often occurred to me that romance novels (whether read or written) are in many ways just fairy tales for grown-ups.

  2. Thanks, Mimi! I grew up on myths and legends and came later to fairy tales, which I then devoured. I hadn't considered romance being grown-up fairy tales but you're right! only the author gets to play fairy godmother...

  3. Hello Sarah, thank you for visiting my blog. I have to agree with Mimi in that I’ve always thought of romance as fairy tales for grown-ups. My childhood was spent reading fairy tales but during my teens and twenties, I was obsessed by love stories. Now I read anything and everything. The only problem is there is never enough time to read everything.
    I do like the look of Fae Tales the cover is beautiful, and the stories sound intriguing.

  4. Thanks for dropping by, Barbara! You and Mimi are right, only I came to fairy tales back about face, with myth and legend alongside children's adventure stories in my childhood, discovered Heyer at 8 [and fell in love with Felix in Frederica] and found fairy tales in my late teens. My mother wouldn't allow any but the most bowdlerised texts - Ladybird - as fairy tales scared her as a child. Some idiot let her have an unexpurgated Grimm's when she was about 3 ...

  5. If you have time to read it, I hope you enjoy!