Uninspired and uninspiring. Not that bad, but I couldn't tell you one reason why read these stories instead of or besiedes original fairy tales. It was so painfully boring that I gave it up when I still had two or three to read.
The only truly good character was Mr. Simonelli, his story is the only one I would recommend from this collection. He reminded me of another unforgettable Englishman, Adrian Mole. I felt really sorry for the story of Queen Mary, it could have been so much better.