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The home of fairytales


Today, storyteller Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) is the most famous Dane in the world. He is also the writer whose works are translated into the most languages. The poet's humble birthplace in Odense is now known as Hans Christian Andersen's House and…

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From slum to fairytale

When Hans Christian Andersen was born in Odense on 2 April 1805, his parents had no house of their …

Bite marks and Bedouin knives

Hans Christian Andersen travelled more frequently and further afield than other writers. He visited …

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