Author Archives: wordsandpictures2016

Music Time: Picture Box

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Holiday Book Haul

So, Christmas is over once again and I got some lovely presents, notably two great books. The first is ‘Exist Otherwise: The Life and Works of Claude Cahun‘ by Jennifer L Shaw – a delightfully thoughtful gift from my other … Continue reading

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Joan Eardley

For the past few weeks I have been dipping in and out of Carolyn Trant‘s majestic ‘Voyaging Out: British Women Artists from Suffrage to the Sixties’, a beautifully illustrated history which, page after page, knocks the reader out with example … Continue reading

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Mr Know It All – John Waters

‘Somehow I became respectable. I don’t know how, the last film I directed got some terrible reviews and was rated NC-17. Six people in my personal phone book have been sentenced to life in prison. I did an art piece … Continue reading

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This week’s book haul

Just one book this week (Christmas is coming!) – ‘Flaxen Braids’ by Annette Turngren. One of my favourite obsessions is original Puffin books and I have amassed a sizable collection over the years. (I have a slightly neglected blog focussing … Continue reading

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Pant-wetting excitements for 2020

A the year draws full circle, I can’t help but look forward to see what pant-wetting excitements we have lined up for next year Ali Smith – Summer Of course, in July we have the final volume of Ali Smith’s ‘seasons’ … Continue reading

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Beautiful Books 8

or, You can (sometimes!) judge a book by its cover… Is this the most beautiful book cover of 2019? ‘Municipal Dreams: The Rise and Fall of Council Housing’ by John Boughton is certainly important bringing, as it does, a reminder … Continue reading

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