Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: Driving Ambition/Keeping Mum ISBN 0 563 36710 5

BBC Books 1992

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.
For the first time in the history of the annals of Maid Marian we are offering two myths for the price of one. In ‘Driving Ambition’ Worksop, famous for its nightlife, plays host to an international ‘Song for Worksop’ contest in an effort to retain its reputation. Everyone wants to win, except King John, whose only driving ambition is…well….learning to drive!

In ‘Keeping Mum’ Marian is horrified to learn that her mum is planning to visit Worksop. After all, she thinks Marian is a dental receptionist, not an outlaw with a price on her head.
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.