The Princess and the Pea 1967, 606d


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.

This copy:

The Princess and the Pea 1967, matt boards, Illustrated by Eric Winter.  This copy is just about in ‘good’ condition.  The boards – especially the spine – are a bit worn and scuffed.  There’s a large child’s name on the endpapers.  The reading pages are quite well-turned but generally in good condition.  Dating from the early-1970s, this copy has the original price 15p printed on the back.

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Weight 0.11 kg