Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: How the Band Got Together: ISBN: 0 563 20808 2

BBC Books 1989

After hours of painstaking research, the true story of what happened in Sherwood Forest has been uncovered. Maid Marian did all the work and Robin Hood tool all the credit. Robin was actually a terrific coward. It was Marian, a born leader ever since she was her school’s rounder’s captain, who managed to assemble a complete bunch of idiots to fight the evil ways of King John and the Sheriff of Nottingham.
In the earliest legend about Maid Marian and Robin Hood, How the Band got together; we learn how the sheriff of Nottingham swallowed Marian’s pet tadpole, Edwina. Once Marian had decided to rescue her pet from the sheriff’s murky depths, it was only natural that she should turn to Robin, a trendy go-for-it boutique owner, to design some costumes for herself and her Merry Men.
Tony Robinson, who plays the Sheriff of Nottingham in the BBC television series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men, now rips off his beard and wig in order to retell another wonderful old story in his own inimitable way.