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From a dolls’ house library to a bookshelf near you

August 21st, 2012

One of the most delightful features of the famous Queen Mary’s dolls’ house at Windsor Castle is the miniature library complete with a collection of tiny books by the likes of Thomas Hardy and Rudyard Kipling.

Now one of the books in the library’s collection has been published in a full scale version to commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

No bigger than a postage stamp in its original incarnation, ‘J. Smith’ is a fairy story by Fougasse, one of the foremost cartoonists of the day back in 1922 and incidentally the creator of the famous World War II poster, Careless Talk Costs Lives.  His real name was Cyril Kenneth Bird and what he created was a witty tale told in verse and accompanied by his own illustrations.

This book is also available as an introductory gift when you sign up to The Dolls House Emporium‘s Queen’s Dolls’ House Collectors’ Club.

You can read more about the book on the BBC news website and you can also track it down at your favourite bookseller.




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