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Faeries in Kensington Gardens

We’re getting close to Christmas now so what about something a little seasonal?

I don’t much like Peter Pan.  The familiar story of the irritating boy and the nice crocodile who never gets to eat him (or the equally annoying pirate) is a sickly mixture of cliches and sentiment. 909 more words

20th Century

Fairy Tales for Christmas!

Arthur Rackham’s Book of Pictures R141905 : Puss In Boots

Mother Goose

This volume by Arthur Rackham was recently retrieved for an archaeology seminar, but the images were just too seasonal to by-pass for the blog. 138 more words

Visual Materials

Five Ducks, Golden Water

The low winter sun shining on the water of the Tweed creates this November silhouette which for some reason reminds me of the tonality of some of Arthur Rackham’s illustrations to “Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens”, pictures that I loved when I was young. And still do.

An Afternoon at Foster's

Imagine what the quintessential British bookstore might look like. If you picture a little shop in an 18th century building stocked untidily with old and unusual books from floorboards to rafters, then you could be thinking of… 761 more words

Children's Book Critique Group Blog

The Frog Prince... Fairytale Ending, Right?

Do you remember the first time you heard the story of the Frog Prince? I do. It was a fairytale ending, no doubt. The frog the Princess kisses turns into a prince and they marry, then lives happily ever after. 256 more words

Arthur Rackham