A classic collection of English Fairy Tales, illustrated in colour
Fairy tales are written to both entertain and educate. Published in the shadow of the First World War, F. A. Steel's retellings of forty-one English fairy tales is a classic collection of stories, ranging from the familiar - 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Red Riding-Hood' and 'The Three Little Pigs' - to the perhaps less well known - 'The Black Bull of Norroway', 'Nix Nought Nothing' and 'The Red Ettin'. Originally published in 1918, it reflects the nationalistic concerns of the period. Steel takes the reader on a journey, from Cornwall to Bamborough Castle via a palace by the sea, as well as high into the sky, where a giant lives. These magical tales are brought to life by one of the best-known illustrators of the time, Arthur Rackham.