December 17, 2012

Hans Christian Andersen's 1st Fairy Tale Found

Alison Flood, Guardian

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Experts in Denmark believe they have found the first story written by Hans Christian Andersen.

The Tallow Candle was discovered by local historian Esben Brage in the dense private archives of the Plum family, revealed Danish paper Politiken, which printed the story in its entirety today.

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