Guilt and Gingerbread - Leon Garfield, Fritz Wegner - First Edition Children's Books, Kids Books, Fairy Tales, Witches, Magic, 1980s

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First edition of Guilt and Gingerbread by Leon Garfield. Handsome but poor Georgio tries to win the heart of gold of Princess Charlotte.

Written by Leon Garfield. Illustrated by Fritz Wegner. First published in Great Britain in 1984. Viking Kestrel, an imprint of Penguin Books.

From the front flap:

"Giorgio is a poor student in search of a fortune. All he has in the world to bless himself with are his good looks. So one day he sets off on his horse to try to win the hand of a rich and beautiful princess. The Princess Charlotte, he is told, rules with a heart of gold, which would be a treasure beyond compare to gain.

"On his way Giorgio is waylaid by an old woman who makes a wicked suggestion: she will help him to succeed in his quest if he will bring her the Princess's golden heart. Poor Giorgio's dilemma, and his misguided attempts to resolve it, are shown in this light-hearted and witty tale by one of today's most acclaimed authors of children's books."

Other books by Leon garfield:

Jack Holborn
Smith - 1967 Carnegie Medal runner-up
Black Jack - 1968 Carnegie Medal runnerup
Mister Corbett's Ghost
The Ghost Downstairs
The Prisoners of September
The Pleasure Garden
The Confidence Man
Bostock and Harris
John Diamond - 1980 Whitbread Literary Award

Fritz Wegner was one of the most beloved children's book illustrators, well-known for historical accuracy and attention to detail.

Learn more about Fritz Wegner
Theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/mar/24/fritz-wegner

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