... acquiring the wrong edition of a Well-Loved Tale on the internet. Yes, that nightmare of purchasing 'The Princess and the Pea' on eBay or Amazon, only to find that it isn't the wonderful version with the fantastic pictures that you remember! Instead it's some shiny, fall-about, cartoony thing, masquerading as a vintage Ladybird Book. But it said it was from series 606d on the online description. So how were you to know?
How indeed. I have now completed my gallery pages for the 606d series, so you should never make the same mistake again. The cover picture, publication years and illustrators are all covered, to make sure you get the right version next time.
You'll find it all here.
Despite other woes and preoccupations, I flatter myself that the nation will sleep just a little more peacefully tonight.