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NatashaGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 13-Sep-19 14:27:20

To celebrate the release of Red Riding Hood, reimagined by master storyteller Beatrix Potter and visionary illustrator Helen Oxenbury, we’re giving one lucky gransnetter the chance to win a copy of the new book, plus a £100 afternoon tea voucher to enjoy.

More details on the prize can be found HERE and T&Cs HERE. We will pick a winner after 11am on 11th October.

To enter simply tell us... what was your favourite fairy tale growing up and why?

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helen175 Thu 10-Oct-19 23:09:36

I loved the three little pigs, I used to huff and puff until I was exhausted and I love telling the story to my grandchildren. We make little paper and straw and stone buildings and see who can blow them away.

DeeEmBee Thu 10-Oct-19 23:43:28

Snow White was my favourite. I had piano lessons but I didn’t like practicing. My teacher gave me the music from Snow White and I learned the whole book in a week.

frasus Fri 11-Oct-19 01:39:08

Cinderella - because I loved the lovely gowns she got to wear and that she got to live happily ever after - it made me hope that there was a fairy godmother out there to help make dreams come true

lottiegirl Fri 11-Oct-19 03:36:44

princess and the pea. i used to imagini was the princess and pile things on my bed

SwiftShark Fri 11-Oct-19 03:47:18

The Town Musicians of Bremen. I can't really remember why but I expect it was because I was an animal lover and liked looking at the pictures!

joannec1234 Fri 11-Oct-19 05:08:01

The Ugly Duckling, I loved how it emerged in to the beautiful swan

hmd104 Fri 11-Oct-19 06:37:29

Alice in wonderland....... love mad hatters tea party !!!

Leserlee Fri 11-Oct-19 06:50:42

Alice in Wonderland I loved the variety of characters

leek7 Fri 11-Oct-19 08:27:15

The Little Match Girl - my mum used to read it to me, I loved it but it always made me cry at the end! So she used to say I will only read it to you if you don't cry, so I promised I wouldn't but then I just couldn't help myself!! Happy memories nevertheless!

jacqroberts Fri 11-Oct-19 08:28:55

Loved the story of Rumpelstiltskin

Janetlynnej Fri 11-Oct-19 08:33:05

Alice in Wonderland. My mum gave me her childhood story book and I was enchanted.

redrosemummy Fri 11-Oct-19 09:33:40

I always loved the story of the Elves and the Shoemaker

Nortsat46 Fri 11-Oct-19 10:56:40

Cinderella, because she went to the ball, wore glass slippers and in the end a lovely ball gown ... and she got the charming Prince.
(Just like my life ...)

molly57 Fri 11-Oct-19 11:25:25

It was in fact Red Riding Hood. I always wanted to live in a cottage like grandma and have wildlife visit!

jumil Fri 11-Oct-19 12:14:34

My favourite story was the Princess and the pea

francisdelima Fri 11-Oct-19 13:36:39

Red Riding Hood. Silly, I know, but I yearned for a scarlet red coat with a hood!

ItsGreatBeingAGran Fri 11-Oct-19 22:18:24

The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton; I read the book over and over again and it didn't lose it's charm. I still have the book, very battered from all that use but very much loved. I haven't tried reading it again as I feel it may reduce all those amazing memories I had from that time.