Posts Tagged: illustrations

On loving a book and hating a book at the same time

They tell you to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. If that were the only rule to do with writing, I would be well on my way to be a good writer. You may have

On loving a book and hating a book at the same time

They tell you to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. If that were the only rule to do with writing, I would be well on my way to be a good writer. You may have

On choosing books by lucky dip

This has been my week off between ending at the bookshop and starting at the Fringe, and it has been a lovely opportunity to read a great deal. Today I finished Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, and started and finished Word Hunters: The Curious

On choosing books by lucky dip

This has been my week off between ending at the bookshop and starting at the Fringe, and it has been a lovely opportunity to read a great deal. Today I finished Neil Gaiman’s Stardust, and started and finished Word Hunters: The Curious

On Eloise, Kay and Hilary, or life being stranger than fiction

After rereading the Eloise books, I have become fascinated with her creators, Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. It really does seem that sometimes life is stranger than fiction. Take Kay Thompson, for example – she was a singer on the radio, before

On Eloise, Kay and Hilary, or life being stranger than fiction

After rereading the Eloise books, I have become fascinated with her creators, Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight. It really does seem that sometimes life is stranger than fiction. Take Kay Thompson, for example – she was a singer on the radio, before

On world building and Tolkien-esque maps

In my last post I talked about D. M. Cornish being a writer and an illustrator. In fact, before he started writing his series, Monster Blood Tattoo, D. M. Cornish spent a long time creating the world where his stories take place, both in

On world building and Tolkien-esque maps

In my last post I talked about D. M. Cornish being a writer and an illustrator. In fact, before he started writing his series, Monster Blood Tattoo, D. M. Cornish spent a long time creating the world where his stories take place, both in

On judging books by their beautiful covers

I am about halfway through Frances Hodgson Burnett’s ‘The Secret Garden’, and finding it a lovely read. What makes  this book more enchanting is the edition that I am reading. It is a beautiful illustrated version that I got for

On judging books by their beautiful covers

I am about halfway through Frances Hodgson Burnett’s ‘The Secret Garden’, and finding it a lovely read. What makes  this book more enchanting is the edition that I am reading. It is a beautiful illustrated version that I got for