On 8th May 1835 the first installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children, by Hans Christian Anderson was published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark
Happier Nursery Rhymes?
“The “Eagle” was a popular pub on London’s City road and it was from there it is suggested that a dance called “ Pop goes the Weasel “ emerged in the 18th Century.”
Grimm’s Fairy Tales #OnThisDay
On 20th of December 1812, Children’s and Household Tales, a collection of fairy tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm was first published.
Poetry Corner: Hansel and Gretel
On this day 23rd of December 1893 the opera “Hansel und Gretel” by Engelbert Humperdinck and his sister Adelheid Wette premiered in Weimar, conducted by Richard Strauss.