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A cross between Rackham and Mabel Attwell

Prolific and cute, eventually picked up by cleaning products, Mabel Lucie Attwell is among the great british illustrators of the early 1900s. 22 more words

Tim Wilson

The Weight of Wisdom

I started writing this piece last winter for my first blog, The Road to Oxford. It somehow was never fully fleshed out for use before our trip. 1,457 more words

C.s. Lewis

The Night Before Christmas - Arthur Rackham

It’s that dreaded day for parents.  You know that you will need to battle your little darlings to bed because they are desperate to see Santa, they will be awake at 3am wanting to open presents and be badgering you for the bizarre sized batteries that they they need, to play with the latest noisy toy.  726 more words


Christmas Illustrations in Literature

Illustrator Frances Brundage wishes us a Merry Christmas in 1910:

If you could caption this postcard, what would you call it?

Louisa May Alcott was no longer alive when Brundage began to illustrate re-printings of Alcott’s beloved novels (the above drawing is not connected). 658 more words

Louisa May Alcott

King Midas - Arthur Rackham

If you could wish for anything at all, what would it be? World peace? Money? Life time supply of chocolate? I am sure there is something we would all wish for given the chance. 646 more words


Virginia Woolf- ‘Orlando’

The flower bloomed and faded. The sun rose and sank. The lover loved and went.

~Virginia Woolf, ‘Orlando’

Illustration: Freia ‘the Fair One’ by Arthur Rackham 1910, from ‘The Rhinegold and the Valkyrie’ by Richard Wagner.

Poetry & Quotes

The Wisdom Of Trees

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by trees. Our yard has at least seven grand old oak trees that I often like to stand underneath and look straight up at the branches so high above me. 2,055 more words