Flora Annie Steel (1847 – 1929) was an English writer who was noted for writing books set in British India relating all features of Indian society. "Tattercoats" is an English fairy tale that definitely resembles the story of Cinderella. The story relates about a great lord who had no living relatives except a little granddaughter. She grew up quite neglected since all parents of her died in the childhood. Once upon a time the grandfather was invited to a royal ball but he came with her granddaughter and a goose-herd which was a tried friend of girl. As soon as the young prince saw Tattercoat he instantly fell in love with her. After a while all visitors were amazed at the astonishing transformation. But who and how transformed?