Paul O’Grady travels to Germany and into the world of his fairy tale heroes – the Brothers Grimm. Paul discovers that as with all forms of magic, there is more to fairy tales than first meets the eye. He explores the landscapes, picture book castles and chocolate box villages that inspired his favourite stories, from the land of the seven dwarfs, to the castle where a Rapunzel is said to have been held and the forest community where the real life Little Riding Hood lived and the unmarried women still wear red bonnets. Amidst this fantasy world of wonder, magic and enchantment there is a real life narrative of how Paul’s favourite stories – Cinderella, Little Red Riding hood, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty – were put together and how they have evolved over the centuries. This is a story of darkness as well as light that is as fascinating as the fairy tales themselves.
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