THE PRISSY PRINCESS AND OTHER ADULT FAIRY TALES: Caribbean Chapters publishes clever whimsy from Orlando Marville

Orlando Marville knows how to make you ponder and laugh at the same time. He shares his humorous insights on our childhood stories, those familiar, imaginative tales that don’t seem to make sense to you once you have grown up. He re-tells them, questioning their true meanings… offering alternative interpretations; and it’s funny!!

Prissy-PcessTHE PRISSY PRINCESS AND OTHER ADULT FAIRY TALES is quite entertaining… good for light reading — an escape break from trendy or classic fiction with great pen and ink illustrations.


Learning never stops, so reading shouldn’t either. Most discussions about the importance of reading focus on reading for children — for their development and education. Does our development and education become less important on the way to adulthood? Should we make less of an effort to develop and educate ourselves as we grow older? The short answer to that is, no. People read for a variety of reasons: to gain knowledge, to communicate, to become informed, for entertainment, to instruct others, for self-improvement, etc. So, what have you been reading lately? Reading is a wonderful and important exercise. Let’s keep reading. Reading is Listening.


Having worked at teaching, diplomacy and journalism, Orlando Marville can be described as a ‘Renaissance Man‘, among other things. He played cricket, basketball, table tennis, rugby and other sports, and he speaks quite a few languages.

He is presently a member of the senate of Barbados, and he teaches Governance at the Cave Hill Campus of The University of the West Indies.

THE PRISSY PRINCESS AND OTHER ADULT FAIRY TALES is his second novel; his first novel is entitled Children of the Shadows.

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  1. This sounds like a fun book with information as well as a lot of stories!! I’ll keep looking for your book reviews…

  2. This has me looking forward to ordering a copy now and read it as soon as it arrives!



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