Being heard.

Konstantin by Tom BolloughSome years back I bought and read a book called The Claude Glass by Tom Bollough. A brilliant book set in the Black Mountains in Wales. Later I met Tom when he was staying at Druidstone. He had just signed a contract for Konstantin. It had gone to auction. He was knackered, I think that is the best word to use, but happy also, with a tiny baby and a book contract.

I contacted him to tell hm about Jane dying. She loved artists and writers and had great respect for Tom, and Sort of Books, who had published The Claude Glass ( and also publish Tove Jannson’s Summer Book and Kathleen Jamie’s Findings). Then I sent him Can You See a Little Bear for his little one. Every child should have one!

So, in the post today, this beautiful book arrived, along with a postcard that pulls you up short if you stop to really read it. Beautiful design, can’t wait to read it.

Tom has another claim to fame. You can find that in the depths of his website.

Beautiful design of KonstantinAmazing poem

About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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3 Responses to Being heard.

  1. Zoë says:

    downloaded it to my Kindle as it sounds exactly the kind of reading I like.

    The poem is beautiful.

  2. Yama Yari says:

    hi Jackie,
    just wanted to say I love your works… keep up the wonderful creations.

    p.s. It made me happy to see the poem, My Voice, on your site 🙂 I translated it from Dari… one of my favorites…


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