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Surplus Princess : The Idle Mermaid

Hello Mer-Friends!  It tickles my fins to be able to share my latest discovery with you… “The Idle Mermaid”, alternately called “The Surplus Princess” is a 10 episode series made for South Korean television on TvN, a modern re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s, “The Little Mermaid” According to IMDB “Ha Ni is a mermaid princess in […]

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Rusalochka : The Little Mermaid

For my movie-loving Mer-friends, another take on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid, shot in 1976 – the haunting Russian film “Rusalochka” “As the story opens, a bus-full of tourists are touring Copenhagen. Their guide draws their attention to the beautiful statue at Langelinie. At that, the film’s focus moves below the waterline, where several fish […]


The Meaning of Mermaids | Theatre reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk

For my Mer-friends across the pond, Writer/Director Polly Teale explores a deeper and very personal meaning to the Hans Christian Andersen classic story with “Mermaid,” a touring production for the Shared Experience Theater Company. From the “Shared Experience” website “Shared Experience is renowned for its thrilling adaptions of literary classics.   Using a choir of local young […]

'The mermaids live beneath the ocean in a state of unselfconscious freedom until they come of age and swim up to the surface

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Review: Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon

Merfriends!  A while back we posted a little blurb about “Mermaid: A twist on the Classic Tail”  As an added bonus, courtesy of the lovely Mermaid Sherlyn of “Mermaid with a Book” here is the in-depth review for your reading pleasure! “Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale by Carolyn Turgeon Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Released: March […]


The Classic Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen

For me, when I think of mermaids, I think of sitting on my great Grandma’s lap with a copy of “The Little Mermaid” the original, written by Han Christian Anderson, beautifully illustrated by Vilhelm Pedersen. “After saving a prince from drowning, a mermaid princess embraces a life of extreme self-sacrifice to win his love and gain an […]

A statue of the Little Mermaid sits in Copenhagen's harbor. The statue is based on a story by Hans Christian Andersen, an author who lived in Copenhagen.

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Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale

Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon Two sheltered princesses, one wounded warrior; who will live happily ever after? Princess Margrethe has been hidden away while her kingdom is at war. One gloomy, windswept morning as she stands in a convent garden overlooking the icy sea, she witnesses a miracle: a glittering mermaid emerging from the waves, a […]