On the radio they said that Hans Christian Andersen wrote the Little Mermaid whilst he was avoiding the wedding of the person he loved. I thought 'that doesn't sound like a story that involves singing lobsters'.
Published by Burning Eye Books, I'm Hans Christian Andersen strips the sugarcoat from the famous teller of fairytales, whilst grappling with our own love affairs with happily ever after.
"Rachel Rose Reid is an entrancing, extraordinary storyteller and artist...I’m Hans Christian Andersen is mesmerising, nourishing and good for your heart and soul." Salena Godden (Mrs Death Misses Death)
Immense skill and breathless conviction...There's no faulting Reid's command of her craft.
Reid’s approach is so personal, idiosyncratic and unpredictable... It’s much more like Peter Shaffer reimagining Mozart – an artistic life retold, as the vehicle for another artist’s ideas and preoccupations. It’s marvellous.
Recent years have witnessed a renaissance of spoken word. Rachel Rose Reid is at the forefront of this resurgence...a lesson in the power of a good story creatively told...astonishing.
Queen of the New Wave of Storytellers.
Rachel Rose Reid is polished and compelling....definitely one to watch