An Interview with Katherine Langrish

You may have heard of our publication Seven Miles of Steel Thistles by Katherine Langrish. Here she talks about her fascination with fairy tales, which started at a young age. We’re sure you’ll be entranced, especially by the story in which modern women might have to resist the pull of the vacuum-cleaner!  

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Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Katherine Langrish’s blog of the same name began in 2009 and is now regularly visited by readers from the United States to Japan. In this book of essays she discusses fairy tales, ballads and folklore, taking their study seriously, in the spirit of scholars such as Katherine Briggs and Jacqueline Simpson, but always with a light and graceful touch.

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