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  • [+] More Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Hans Christian Andersen 

    Collecting Rare Books and First Editions - Hans Christian Andersen
    Published since 02 Apr 2013

    2nd April 1805 was the birthday of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, whose fairy tales have delighted children and adults for generations. He wrote more than 150 stories, many of which have become part of the collective consciousness of western culture. Among his best-known stories are The Princess and the Pea (1835), Thumbelina (1835), The Little Mermaid (1836), The Emperor's New Clothes (1837), The Ugly Duckling (1844), The Little Match Girl (1848), and The Ice-Maiden (1861).

  • [+] More Five hundred new fairytales discovered in Germany 

    Published since 06 Mar 2012

    A collection of fairytales gathered by historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth had been locked away in an archive in Regensburg for over 150 years. Now they have been rediscovered, writes Victoria Sussens-Messerer in The Guardian