Madame Catherine

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Madame Catherine

<p>Madame Catherine takes her pen name from Catherine D&rsquo;Aulnoy who&nbsp;was the writer in 17th century France who first coined the title &ldquo;fairytales&rdquo; and also authored many fairytales for adults. She was rumored to be a spy and had to flee France for a number of years. When she eventually returned to Paris she became the hostess of a famous Salon.</p> <p>Madame Catherine writes 21st century online fairytales at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://madamedaulnoy.blogspot.com">http://madamedaulnoy.blogspot.com</a>.&nbsp; She calls these &quot;One Minute Marchens&quot; because they're short and can be read quickly (&quot;marchen&quot; is German&nbsp;for story, usually a fairytale or wonder tale).</p>