28 May 2014

Blog Reveal: Tales From Far Far Away

This post is for something a little bit different, instead of a book or a film, I'm helping to reveal a blog where the author will publish his works in a serial form, as a procession of letters. Now, I've had a look through some of this stuff, and it's hilarious. If you're a fan of comedy and fairytale retellings, this is the blog for you.

The Blog:
Tales from Far Far Away is a parody of popular fairy tales written from 
the perspective of the main characters and taking the form of many 
letters all written in some truly dreadful handwriting. Your fond 
childhood memories of popular folklore will be erased when you enter a 
world of poisoned apples, hapless heroes and drunken horses, with the 
occasional nod towards pop culture. The first letter is due for release 
on 2 June, 2014 and a new letter will be released every Monday and 
Friday thereafter.

Now for the exciting bit! Here is an especially crafted letter to you from the author, telling you everything you need to know about how to get in on the act.

To read the introduction, please click right here.


Let me start by offering my apologies for interrupting on Wednesday Wishlist. My name is Far Far Away and I write to you today from Kyra's tavern. I like what she's done with the wallpaper since I was last here... it looks just like a black and white drawing of the trees here in my world.

Before I get onto the point of my visit, please allow me to explain a little bit about myself. A few months ago I was involved in a conversation with two gentlemen who claimed they had visited a circular world. They alleged they were able to travel all the way around in a matter of hours... by flying of all methods! I heartily laughed along with them before slowly inching my way to the safety of the door.

Regardless, their imaginations made me realise that there is plenty of entertainment to be gained from real life. From that moment, I vowed to see what stories could be published by simply retelling the lives of those in my world.

I wrote literally thousands of letters, asking my countryfolk to send me stories of their daily lives and destroying my tongue to stamp-licking in the process. Many of them wrote back and, after many months of compiling the letters into chronological order, I have finally been able to form several short stories.

I will be releasing these letters every Monday and Friday over at my newly-built tavern, starting on 2 June, 2014. I would be eternally grateful if you could join me on release day to celebrate the release of these stories, the first of which I recently announced was entitled The Apple Princess and the Septet of Tiny People.

I hope to see you there and, once again, my utmost respects to Kyra for being such a gracious landlady.


Far Far Away.