Faithful readers of this blog will know that I was in London last week, along with my husband Joe. We stayed with Margaret, Bradley and Clare. They were generous hosts and brilliant guides.They fed our stomachs, eyes, hearts and minds.It will take a while to digest everything!We saw so much, including many wonderful old and new books.Here are a few book covers and illustrations from the trip.
Older:Newish birds from Edward Bawden (1903-1989):And cats, also from Edward Bawden:We took a side trip to Amsterdam where we saw some volksvertelsels (folk tales). Old…and new (Beautiful Griselda illustrated by Isol):Here are images from De Direntoen: a Netherlands edition of a book by André Hellé called Drôles de Bêtes, originally published in 1911 in Paris. Back in London: old games at the Sunbury Flea Market.This is just a taste of what we saw. Right now I am feeling jet-lagged, but replete.How many miles to London town?
Four score and ten.
Can you get there by candle light?
Aye – and back again.