A Brit Unknowingly Tampered With the Truth… A Cinderella Story

What little girl didn’t grow up hearing the story of Cinderella? Her glass slippers were the enchanting part of the story, how they sparkled in the moonlight. But the truth is… Cinderella’s slippers weren’t glass at all! They were made of velvet or another exquisite fabric, just like all the slippers the pretty ladies wore to the ball. Here’s what happened… an English author was translating the book and saw the French word for velvet, which looked a lot like the French word for glass. He went with the glass and gave Cinderella her world famous glass slippers. Suellen Ocean is the author of the historic novel The Celtic Prince Available here:


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Suellen Ocean

With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University, Suellen Ocean does her writing from the hills of Northern California. She began writing professionally for print and radio broadcasting in the late 1980's. Her first self-published book led to her becoming "officially" published, when in 1998 she was asked to participate in the anthology, "The Simple Life" through Berkley Books, New York. She is the author of sixteen books on diverse subjects.

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