Francesca’s Words

Dark Humour. Colourful Language.

Stories, Stationery & Swearing by Francesca Astraea

copy of 'The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes' paperback on a shelf

The Princess and the Dragon and Other Stories About Unlikely Heroes

On the magical island of the Three Kingdoms, disparaged teenagers quest to save their people from dragons, duplicity and dictatorship. This is a book of fairy tales, but not of happy endings. Don’t expect to fall asleep to sweet dreams when you’re done.

blue grey and white card reading 'I love you more than Zeus loves his current nymph/mortal/minor godling'

Stationery & Accessories

Stationery and accessories for the smart, sarcastic and socially conscious. Cards, pencils, prints and tote bags available now.

photograoh of Raven's Prophecy tarot by Maggie Stiefvater, next to hand


Suave philosophical musings of verbal vomit, depending on what you agree with.

The Do Something Directory

No one can do everything. Here’s how to do something. Use our directory to find causes you care about and filter by your time and budget.


Closing Stationery Shops on 1st September

Hello! I will be closing my stationery shops (Folksy and Etsy) on 1st September, with 31st August as my last mailing day. My workload is increasing and I thought it best to stop spinning at least one plate before it breaks. There is 20% off most items in both stores! The prices are the same […]

Newsletter Reminder

Hi everyone, Just a reminder that I run a monthly (ish) newsletter. I’m using social media less and less, so it’s a great way for me to have a chat with readers and shop customers, share my blog posts and announce updates or new releases. You can join the newsletter using this link. You’ll have […]