Saplings by Noel Streatfeild. It's about children growing up in England in world war 2 and it kept making me cry. But it's great, and it's published by the lovey Persephone Books.
Each book has the same grey cover, but the end papers are a pattern from a fabric that was made at the time the book was written, or is somehow relevant to the story.
Saplings has this one -
Which, according to their website is -
"A 1938 fabric by Marion Dorn was chosen for Saplings. It is called 'Aircraft' and shows pairs of stylised pigeons in flight on a background of natural linen. It contains the imagery of aircraft being readied for war yet of birds freely in flight."
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
When we were walking around the lanes in Brighton we came across this great window display. Although we tried to take our own photo there was a big man in the way so this one is pinched from http://illustratorselbow.blogspot.com/2009/05/amnesty-books-window.html. It's a really great drawing.
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