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Book Review: Clever Maids – The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales

Clever Maids: The Secret History of the Grimm Fairy Tales 
Valerie Paradiž

Clever Maids was published in 2005, and includes illustrations by Walter Crane that were originally published in Household Stories from the Collection of the Brothers Grimm in 1886. 

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Rabbit’s Bride

“There was once a woman who lived with her daughter in a beautiful cabbage-garden; and there came a rabbit and ate up all the cabbages.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Death of the Hen

“Once on a time the cock and the hen went to the nut mountain, and they agreed beforehand that whichever of them should find a nut was to divide it with the other.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Straw, The Coal, and the Bean

“There lived in a certain village a poor old woman who had collected a mess of beans, and was going to cook them.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Skilful Huntsman

“There once was a young fellow who had learnt the trade of locksmith, and told his father he would now go out into the world and seek his fortune.”

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Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales: The Goose-Girl

“There was once upon a time an old Queen whose husband had been dead for many years, and she had a beautiful daughter.”

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