"A fantasy set entirely in another world is an escapism with limits. You can read about it, sure, but you can never really get there. Fantasy with a door, a portal, a way in; that breeds a different kind of belief. It is the difference between Tolkien and C. S. Lewis. Middle-Earth is accessible only on the page, but Narnia had a door at the back of a wardrobe..." - V. E. Schwab
How the “Swedish Nightingale” Became “The Snow Queen” | Happy Birthday Hans Christian Andersen!
In honour of Hans Christian Andersen’s 213th birthday today I thought I would explore a link between two of his most famous fairy tales – "The Nightingale" and "The Snow Queen". That link is Jenny Lind, a beloved Swedish opera singer of the 19th century.