Snow White and Rose Red, 1969. This book, illustrated by Eric Winter, was the 17th book in the original series of 27 Well-Loved Tales books. The text, as always in the books of this series, was written by Vera Southgate.
With illustrations by Eric Winter. This is many people’s favourite book from childhood, although people seem to have been very troubled by the angry dwarf who is the villain of the piece. Reading the book as an adult, it’s a particularly odd tale – what was that angel all about? I’ve noticed over the years that fans of the books seem to be either team-Rose Red or team-Snow White – and this choice seems to be dictated by the reader’s hair colour.
Snow White and Rose Red, matt boards, Illustrated by Eric Winter. This book is in only fair condition. There are the pen marks you can see on the cover and more marks on the front free endpapers (see photos). The spine is also cracked and has been repaired. Inside though the pages, though quite well-turned, are clean and unmarked. Dating from the early-1970s, this copy has an original price of 15p printed on the back.
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