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fairy tales

While researching for a book cover, I was looking at a series of castles, beautiful-strange creations from middle-Europe, and it struck me, there are no fairy-tale castles in Britain.

The real castles, and a lot still exist*, are brutal things built for purpose. The Victorian recreations are quaint, charming, but not ‘fairytale’.


*though a lot of the original castles stand as ruined testaments to the kind of warfare the English occasionally indulge in.

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