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Columbine: The picture above is by Milo Winter, an American artist who illustrated fairy stories, Alice in Wonderland, Aesop’s Fables, 1001 Nights and many other books. I don’t know of any other fairy pictures of his, though there is this splendidly sinister Genie.

I think the story is a little fanciful, don’t you? I mean, turning into a shop! Though I have heard of fairies turning into things, and I have heard of fairies opening a shop in the human world, and usually a magic shop of some description. So there may be a foundation of truth there, as in most fairy tales.

Robin: No comment! Beauty shops are outside my realm of expertise. However, I do think the author has rather missed the point of the story of “The Ugly Duckling”.

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