Maid Marian and Her Merry Men: The Worksop Egg Fairy:
ISBN 0 563 36220 0

BBC Books 1991

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 (really really) old tale of the Worksop Egg Fairy we discover what happens when King John doesn’t get his egg and soldiers for breakfast, how the soldiers get egg down their trousers, why the sheriff gets egg on his face and who the Worksop egg fairy really is….or might be!
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.