The Princess and the Pea 1967. This book, illustrated by Eric Winter, was the 9th 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. Many people have vivid memories of this story. Images such as the vast pile of thin, stripey mattresses have lingered in the mind since childhood. Many people too have wondered, as I did, why the Princess was so poorly educated as not to have told a polite white lie when asked if she had slept well. But perhaps I was over-thinking a little.
The Princess and the Pea 1967, matt boards, Illustrated by Eric Winter. This copy is in really very good condition, inside and out. The boards have only light wear and the pages are nice and clean – just a small, neat name on the front endpapers. This copy dates from the mid-1970s and has the original price of 24p on the back.
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