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Posts from the category: Books
  • Jan 22nd, 2012

Wuthering Heights

At christmas I was given this beautiful edition of Wuthering Heights. The fabric cover by  iconic textile designer Celia Birtwell captures the essence of this wonderfully bleak novel. The shades of grey depict the shadowy trees knarled and twisted branches weathered and worn by the icy cold north winds. Last week when the wind was howling and […]

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  • Mar 29th, 2011

Nonsense Songs By Edward Lear

I can often be found whiling away the hours in a second hand bookshop, browsing the shelves in search of some hidden treasure. I certainly found a little gem in this book by Edward Lear, The Collected Nonsense Songs which are illustrated with his own drawings. The most famous of his Nonsense songs is probably […]

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  • Mar 22nd, 2011

Currently Reading: Colour travels through the paintbox by Victoria Finlay

I am actually reading Victoria Finlays book for the second time as it is so informative. Broken down into colour chapters ochre, black and brown, white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Each chapter explores the source of pigments and dyestuffs.Why they became so valuable and the reasons they fell out of favour. […]

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