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Rackham and Shakespeare: mortal fools, offending shadows

I know it was Shakespeare’s year last year (400 years – I suppose waiting for 500 might be asking too much) so I’m a little late celebrating by continuing this series of posts featuring illustrations to Shakespeare plays by some of the great artists of the pre-WW1 golden age of book illustration. 1,094 more words

20th Century

We are River

I close my eyes, and it’s like nothing and everything has changed.

There, the warmth of the lights from the mirrors. There, the smell of hairspray and sweat and hours of hard work. 1,189 more words


Arthur Rackham's illustrations to Edgar Allan Poe's "Tales of Mystery and Imagination"

Arthur Rackham (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. When I was about 10-12 years I loved to read from Poe’s… 397 more words


Our Nation's Library

The Library of Congress is one of those things that you feel you know—because you’ve said the words all your life—but then you realize you don’t really know that much about it. 632 more words

Children's Books

Nestled and snug in their "beds"

The grandies are going to spend

Christmas Eve at Nana’s house!

First time in five years!

They were overnight

on a warm November

night, but right away, 44 more words


Brambly Hedge: The Secret Staircase by Jill Barklem

Brambly Hedge is an English arcadia suffused with the spirit of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Rackham. The Secret Staircase is the fifth story in the series, and the second to feature a winter setting. 315 more words

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