It is nearly time for the Grand Royal Annual Ball and Fairyland is in chaos. Cinderella has had enough of Prince Charming and is desperate to get a divorce – as long as she can continue to enjoy her current standard of living. Harold and Snow White quarrel over his philandering and her refusal to go where every woman has gone before. Augustus also has a problem, his wife is a raving nymphomaniac and with 28 children, he can’t meet the household bills. There is a dearth of suitable princes for the available spinster princesses and the annual festivities are held for that very reason. There is friction between Ermintrude the Fairy godmother by Royal Appointment and Featherduster who favours the proletariat. Into all this turmoil, the Green Giant arrives, sent by the ‘Party’ to ferment an uprising among the downtrodden peasants who appear quite happy as they are and not interested in anything he has to say – unless he can provide them with TV sets. A non-politically correct tale much closer to the truth than anything you have ever seen in the movies.
— Loved every word and imagining the mental pictures of characters and impossible casting lasts until the final word is read.
— Grown-up version of classic fairy tales – hilarious.
— A brilliantly funny book. A fairytale of the highest order.
— I really enjoyed reading this upside-down story based on the fairy tales we all know so well: Told from various POV’s it is a satirical look at fairyland, humorous and full of fun. Veronica, UK
— A brilliantly funny book. A fairytale of the highest order. Ann Perry, UK