One of the members of my writing group brought in a clipping from the Telegraph, which said that parents weren’t reading traditional Fairy Tales to their children because they’re too scary or not PC. I’ll not moan, but I do wonder whether it’s the mums who think these stories (which have, let’s face it, been around for a long, long, time) are scary. And some of them are. But being scared isn’t a bad thing to learn/come to terms with. Neither is learning that stories are stories, that when the book’s closed the story’s over (except the occasional one which keeps you up all night!) and that, usually, the nasty people get what they deserve. Anyway, enough of that. I’m sure you can all make your own minds up. And, of course, what’s read to someone’s child is their business. As long as something’s being read to them then I’m happy. Not that it’s my business.