Telling the Truth in Fiction

Janice Campbell

Writer, speaker, entrepreneur. I believe in doing what matters.

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  1. Jenn says:

    Janice, I love this. What interesting timing, my oldest son told me just this afternoon that I really ought to make the time to read Chesterton’s dragon essays.

    Is there a particular collection of fairy tales that you recommend? I have one of the Andrew Lang books on my shelf, the Blue Fairy Book I think.

    Anyway, I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your insight here.


    • Hi, Jenn-
      I’m glad you enjoyed thinking about this–I’ve loved revisiting some of the old fairy tales of my childhood, and meeting new ones. Any of Andrew Lang’s color-themed fairy books are good, and I have enjoyed Hans Christian Anderson’s collections as well. Grimm’s are definitely darker, but quite meaty and thought provoking. Of course, anything by Chesterton is worth reading; ditto with Lewis, Tolkien, and MacDonald. There are so many good books, and so little time– just enjoy the ones that cross your path, and often they will lead you on to others that are even better. Have fun!

      P. S. Here’s a link to the edition of Anderson’s Fairy Tales that I have, along with a few other good things by the same illustrator:

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