The Fairy Tale Fan Club: Legendary Letters Collected by C.C. Cecily

Illustrator: David Roberts

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Walker Books

Age 8+

Humorous Stories

FAIRY-LAND EXCLUSIVE! Discover THE TRUTH about your favourite fairy-tale characters in Richard Ayoade's second children's book.

Read about the real lives of fairy-tale characters in this exclusive collection of letters between curious kids and their fairy-tale idols.

What are they doing now? Was it really Happily Ever After? Is the Big Bad Wolf actually that bad? When will Sleeping Beauty get out of bed? And what makes frogs so kissable?
Only one man has the answers, direct from the ACTUAL LEGENDS themselves: meet C.C. Cecily, Senior Secretary of the Fairy Tale Fan Club.

“Funny, bonkers and brilliant.” Stylist
"Richard Ayoade is one of the funniest people ever to write a book." Greg Jenner


Richard Ayoade is a highly-tolerated British comedian, BAFTA-winning actor (The IT Crowd), writer, director and TV presenter (the 2021 BAFTAS, Have I Got News For You?, Travel Man). He regularly appears on comedy panel shows such as 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year. He wrote and directed the film Submarine from the novel by Joe Dunthorne, and directed and co-wrote (with Avi Korine) The Double. He has written three books on film. His highly-acclaimed first children’s book, The Book That No One Wanted to Read, was published in 2022.

David Roberts is the author-illustrator of the Dirty Bertie books and the illustrator of many books for children, including the bestselling Rosie Revere, Engineer and Ada Twist, Scientist, written by Andrea Beaty; the Kate Greenaway-shortlisted The Dunderheads; non-fiction children's book Suffragette: The Battle for Equality; and the picture books The Dumpster Diver and His Royal Tinyness. Born in Liverpool, he now lives in London. Find him online at

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