'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'. So I picked a book from my shelf, I sat down at the table, and I began to read. And as I read the stories, I remembered where I first heard them. You know how that is? You open one memory and a thousand more pour out.'
Written and illustrated by Rachel Rose Reid, and published by Burning Eye, '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.