The Ballad of Florin the Fair is a comical adventure story written in verse for children aged 7 - 9 or older. The story follows the fortunes of Prince Florin the Fair and his band of trusty friends as they meet a witch, some dragons and, of course, a beautiful maiden. It is complemented by amusing and beautifully drawn ink and watercolour illustrations by William Webb.
This book will appeal to anyone who enjoys the richness of the English language and a play on words. The story contains 75 sets of homonyms, introducing children to the idea of words that sound the same but have different spellings and meanings, or that look the same but have different meanings. These are set out with some explanations and examples at the end of the story for clarification.
Lola Robinson grew up in a family who enjoyed Scrabble, crosswords and literature, which instilled her with a love of words and language. She worked for years in office-based jobs, but trained as a nurse later in life. She now works in a Sussex hospital, but enjoys writing stories and poetry as a hobby. Lola has two sons and two granddaughters, all of whom share her love of books and the enjoyment of the written word.