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Paper Boats

Some years ago James Mayhew and I did a book called Starlight Sailor. At the heart of the book is a paper boat. I had been fed up with walking into bookshops to be met with a wall of ‘product’ … Continue reading

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Manuscript; The Seal Children

In 2004 The Seal Children was published. It was my first longer piece of writing, written in the 1990’s and it took a short while to find a publisher. The thing is, I kept it hidden, didn’t show it to … Continue reading

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Elmo the Ginger

For those worried about His Lordship Elmo the Ginger, he is now senior pack member, lord of misrule, and very much still alive. He sleeps the day away, curled up with The White Cat or Lady S. Here he is, … Continue reading

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Something About a Friend, and journalism.

Tamsin Abbott came to stay a couple of weeks ago, just briefly, but it was good to see her. I first met her work, through the Earth Pathways Diary, and then was introduced to her by Hannah Willow at Art … Continue reading

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Gathering images

This morning we walked in sunshine to the hill’s top then over along the ancient pathways to the old village of Maes y Mynydd. Soon The Seal Children will be republished in hardback ( second hand hardback copies seem to … Continue reading

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Library Cards

So many people have said how much they love the library cards that I asked Graffeg if they might make a set of postcards from them. These were launched on National Library Day. Mary and Little P decided they needed … Continue reading

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#NationaLibrariesDay 2016

Some time ago I was commissioned to design 12 library cards for 4 London library authorities. The brief was very open. The last 3 cards were launched on National Libraries Day and to help Chiswick and Gayton libraries celebrate I … Continue reading

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Time and tide

At the end of the beach the light was so beautiful, the stone so sculpted by time, tide and weather, that I walked back to the van to get my phone to take photos so that I could share. I … Continue reading

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The Space Between the Fox and the Hare; or, a Curious Love Story

Momentarily, in between books, a painting escaped, requested by Patrick Rothfuss to add to his range of things on the World Builders website. The Name of the Wind and Wise Man’s fear are a wonderful epic tale. I wait patiently … Continue reading

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The End.

Endpapers are my favourite part of any book. They are the theatre curtains that rise as you open the book and close at the end of reading. They are free from type, and they can make the space in a … Continue reading

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