It seems everyone's favorites were the popular children's fairy tales of brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
, such as the frightening escapades of Hansel and Gretel and their own version of Cinderella, who hurriedly ran down the steps as midnight approached.
The life lessons and subliminal messages I soaked up, reading everything from the adventures of Enid Blyton's Famous Five to the fairy tales of German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
and Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen helped my transition from child to adult.
The other famous set of tales highlighted by the exhibition are those of the German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
. Like the Nights, Grimms' fairy tales, which include such classics as Snow White and Cinderella, also drew from existing traditional stories.
On December 21, 1812 - just in time for Christmas - Grimm's Fairy Tales was first published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
and Maja Dusikova's Rapunzel (9781782503828, $17.95) retells a classic fairy tale and adds lovely, soft-edged drawings by Maja Dusikova.
THURSDAY None Shall Escape (1944) (Film4, 12.40pm) Although it was released in 1944, when the Second World War was still raging, this intriguing drama sees a German officer Wilhelm Grimm
(Alexander Knox) standing trial for war crimes.
Children and adults throughout the world have enjoyed the romantic, gory, and even humorous fairy tales of Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm
, often referred to simply as the Grimm Brothers, for nearly two centuries.
In the 19th century, Wilhelm Grimm
, of the famous Brothers Grimm, believed that many of the fairy stories they popularised were rooted in a shared cultural history dating back to the birth of the Indo-European language." Fmily.