I kept this blog and maintained listings of fairy tale related events, performances and exhibitions from July 2009 until January 2011, when I got the urge for a change and started blogging atGathering Scrapsinstead. I'm very grateful to all the people who read, commented and contributed to the cupboard, and I hope that if people still stumble here from time to time they find something useful to take away.
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Well, at the end of From the Beast to the Blonde (1995, Vintage), Marina Warner talks of the store of fairy tales as 'that blue chamber where stories lie waiting to be rediscovered'—but I can't help but imagine it as a big old cupboard—and she then says the store 'offers magical metamorphoses to the one who opens the door, who passes on what was found there, and to those who hear what the storyteller brings.'
The Fairy Tale Cupboard aims to be a little corner in which to gather together all the trailing odds and ends of shifting tales and their trinkets and treasure that float and dangle and sparkle across the web.
In a list of top UK Children's Literature Blogs this is number seven, which is a bit exciting, especially as seven is a recurring number in fairy tales. Click on Rackham's Ravens for the list.
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