The is a small door the size of a hedgehog.
Of course, being curious folk that we are, we give the door a jiggle.
A-ha, it is unlocked.
Being human-sized there is no way we can fit through this small passage. And there is no potion nearby to shrink us down to size.
So we settle curiosity by taking a look inside.
And lo and behold, a miniature room!
with a miniature bookcase!
that holds this miniature book!
by Prue Batten
Miniature book: 2 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Hardback: 46 pages with 6 illustrations
Description from publisher's site:
A short story by Prue Batten, set in her fantasy world of Eirie, that involves love at first sight, betrayal, beautiful costumes, tall dark strangers, and magic.
This is the trade edition, bound in specially printed blush-pink paper. There are paper titles on the front and spine, and decorative endpapers.
This is a sweet miniature novella that delights and leaves me in wonderment.
I loved the illustrations of masked ball crowds which does well in taking you into the magical setting of the story.
also available half-bound in lace...
and deluxe edition...
* image source castle door pull
* image source Pat's bookcase