Princess Alethea Reads “Tatterhood”

In honor of the completion of my makeshift in-home audio recording booth–and the fact that we all need a little light in the darkness today–I have recorded a fairy tale for you all to enjoy. This one is dedicated to my dearest fairykin Shveta Thakrar, who suggested “Tatterhood,” a Norwegian fairy tale I was unfamiliar with until now. Shveta,…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 25

Episode 25: “The Marvelous Minstrel” The Marvelous Minstrel…or perhaps the PSYCHOPATH MINSTREL, because seriously…this guy is a jerk. The ASPCA would *not* approve. And, quite frankly, neither do I. Check out Princess Alethea’s Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 24

Episode 24: “The Companionship of the Cat and The Mouse”   A fairy tale in which…well…cats will be cats and mice will be mice, and that’s just the way of the world. Check out Princess Alethea’s Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 23

Episode 23: “The Foundling” This fairy tale (also known as “Fundevogel”) is the basis for the origin of Trix Woodcutter’s character in Enchanted. If you prefer to listen on YouTube you can here, courtesy of The Book Rat: Also, be sure to check out Princess Alethea’s YouTube Rant about this fairy tale HERE.

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A Very Special Video

When you’re done watching this exclusive excerpt of Enchanted on YouTube today, click over to the TotallyBooksessed (and totally cute) Gabrielle as she reads “The Twelve Apostles” by the Brothers Grimm for Fairy Tale Fortnight. It’s a short tale that I haven’t done yet for Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre, but Gabrielle does a lovely job here. She also…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 22

Episode 22: “Tom Thumb” (13:47) Here’s a treat after last week — the infamous tale of tiny hero Tom Thumb. This tale is his origin story and only some of his adventures — the tale is continued in “Tom Thumb’s Travels,” which is a separate piece. I had a lot of fun with the voices on this one. Enjoy!…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 21

Episode 21: “The Golden Key” (1:16) This should hardly qualify as an episode of the podcast, as the tale of The Golden Key is little over a minute long. The tale itself is just as disappointing…with sort of a “Lady and the Tiger” ending. It makes me wonder why the Grimm Brothers would have included it in their folk…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 20

Episode 20: “Mother Hulda” (7:18) Mother Hulda, or Frau Holle, is possibly the goddess of Hell, a goddess of marriage, and/or goddess of the weather. Prompted by a footnote in my book, I looked up Mother Hulde on Wikipedia: The legend itself, as it was eventually passed to the Grimm Brothers, originates from oral traditions in Central Germany in…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 19

Episode 19: “The Three Spinners” (6:11) I’d almost say this tale was a retelling, if I hadn’t read it from The Brothers Grimm with my own eyes. “The Three Spinners” is a…well..spin on “Rumplestiltskin,” starring a girl as clever as she is lazy. I won’t give away any spoilers, but I have a feeling that my romance writer friends…

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