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From: "Mary Longman" <>
Subject: Re: [trivvies] A fairy story.
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 06:34:22 -0500
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D'you know, as a very keen reader I have been trying to think of my
favourite fairy story - or even just my favourite kids one and I can't! I
went through phases I guess - I certainly remember most of the fairy tales
named by others, and enjoyed them. I also remember that, as a solitary
child, my favourite character was one Pookie the White rabbit. Don't
remember anything else about them - just that Pookie somehow struck a chord.
I went through a mythology phase - and read the goriest myths from all over
the place - seem to remember some particularly gory ones from Scandinavia
I just like reading and have done since my sisters taught me too when I was
I loved Rumpelstilskin (s), then fell in love with Grimms Fairy Tales
> We had the Green Fairy Book (and other colours in the series) which
> tales from all over the world, a lot of them Persian, Indian and
> well as the Norhtern European stuff, and although I enjoyed them, I
> noticed Cinderella etc properly when Disney did them. Meanwhile,
when I was
> four my father read me part of Tennyson's Morte d'Arthur, and I was
> on anything Arthurian from then on ... (and Tennyson, though I
> understand the other stuff). He also read me Kipling.
> I suppose if I have to choose a favourite story from childhood it
> The Cat Who Walked By Himself from Kipling's Just So Stories. I
> humans were pretty dumb in this, and the dog, horse and cow were
> passive, ... but the cat went along with the bits that suited him,
> himself useful when appropriate, and if anyone took him for granted
> himself scarce. It influenced me ... as those who know me will
> Lizzie ... (walking off into the wild wet woods ...)
> Sharon wrote:
> > This leads me onto a question "As a child what was your favourite
> > story and compared to our UK versions are the assorted Trivvies
> > diffrerent .."
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