Lovely Ilonka (The Crimson Fairy Book, 1910) by ANDREW LANG

There was once a king’s son who told his father that he wished to marry. ‘No, no!’ said the king; ‘you must not be in such a hurry. Wait till you have done some great deed. My father did not let me marry till I had won the golden sword you see me wear.’ The…

Top 5 Fairy Tales about Food items with some delicious recipes

Food and the lack thereof is a common theme that runs through a lot of fairy tales all around the world. The Grimm Brothers are widely known for using food as one of their main motives. So well known actually that even the Telegraph treated it in their article Grimms fairytale food. In one of…

THE LUTE PLAYER (The Violet Fairy Book, 1889) by ANDREW LANG

Once upon a time there was a king and queen who lived happily and comfortably together. They were very fond of each other and had nothing to worry them, but at last the king grew restless. He longed to go out into the world, to try his strength in battle against some enemy and to…