A book from Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House Library grows up April 18, 2012 – Posted in: Content – Tags: bookbinding, Miniature books, Queen Mary;s dolls' house
Luckily, that is about to change. “Thanks to a collaboration between Royal Collection Publications and Walker Books, the fairy story contained within J Smith by Fougasse will be revealed in full and on human scale for the first time”
‘Fougasse’, is the pen name of Cyril Kenneth Bird, one of the leading cartoonists of the day. The book tells the story of a fairy, Joe Smith, who falls out of Fairyland one stormy night and lands in London. After a series of misadventures, including a turn on the London stage and an attempt to become an artist, Joe decides that fairyland is a far safer place to be and returns again to his ‘fairy brotherhood’.