This exquisite cloth-bound tiny gift edition faithfully recreates in beautiful detail the story Fougasse - the celebrated cartoonist - wrote in 1922 specially for the library of Queen Mary's Dolls' House. This charming and beautifully illustrated story tells the magical tale of a fairy blown out of Fairyland and into 1920s London. Alongside the miniature book, which measures just 30 x 40 mm, the box contains an informative booklet with a transcript and information about the Dolls' House. Queen Mary's Dolls' House is the largest and most famous in the world and has a library containing miniature works by all the major writers of the day.
Kenneth Cyril Bird used the pseudonym "Fougasse" for his work as an illustrator. He is best-known for his "Careless Talk Costs Lives" posters which he drew during WW2 for the Ministry of Information and for which he was awarded a CBE. He was editor of Punch magazine from 1949 until 1953. Fougasse died in 1965 aged 77.