Kings and Queens (hardback)
First published in 1932, Herbert and Eleanor Farjeon's Kings and Queens has attained the status of a children's classic. These charming poems, each one dedicated to a different King or Queen, tell the story of the 41 English monarchs since William I in a humorous and charming way that has delighted generations of children and their parents.
This beautiful facsimile edition features the wonderful original illustrations by the artist Rosalind Thornycroft, and it is the first time that it has been published in this form since 1953.
About the authors
Eleanor Farjeon (1881–1965) was a writer and poet and playwright. Whilst best known for her children’s verse and stories she was also a regular contributor to Punch Magazine (1914–17), and wrote the words of the popular hymn 'Morning has Broken'.
Herbert Farjeon (1887 – 1945) was a drama critic, writer, playwright, theatre manager, and theatre researcher. He was the brother of Eleanor Farjeon.