The Princess' Blankets
A princess can never be warm and one day a stranger ‘with hard, grey eyes like polished stones’ arrives at the palace declaring that he can cure her malady. However, his solutions threaten the ocean, the forest, the mountain and the very earth itself and people’s way of life along with it. It is only when the princess finds true love with a kind and gentle musician that her heart and body can be unfrozen and warm tears flow.
Carol Ann Duffy’s poetic language makes this environmental fairy tale sing while Catherine Hyde’s tactile paintings evoke the colours and textures of the natural environment.