Is she for real? ?That's the question the question the students at Westerly College, Oxford are asking about Princess Talia.? She sits late into the night playing her harp and hints that she has slipped through time from another age. Her down-to-earth, neighbour, Sally feels drawn to her - unlike many people who are put off by the princess's extravagant clothes and snooty manners. ?She discovers that the Princess really wants to be more popular and that she is secretly in love with fellow student, Basil.? What will you make of her? Does she have magical powers as some people believe? ?Or is she a deluded and temperamental genius, perhaps suffering mental problems?? It is only when a thick fog decends on the City of Oxford that Sally and Basil, to discover the truth about Princess Talia. Waking Beauty was narrated?on the Storynory Podcast and is published here for the first time in book form with three new chapters and illustrations by Chiara Civati.?