David Hockney’s Dog Days
David Hockney’s Dog Days
David Hockney introduces his two dachshunds, Stanley and Boodgie, in this delightful collection. The result of sharp observation and affection, these paintings and drawings are lyrical studies in form and design while the text by the artist gives a glimpse of how to work with models who don't necessarily want to sit still. Paperback, 80 Pages 84 Colour illustrations spacer_large
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Toll Road: Somerset & Dorset Poems by Stephen Carroll & Nick Cotton
Toll Road: Somerset & Dorset Poems by Stephen Carroll & Nick Cotton
By Stephen Carroll, with illustrations by Nick Cotton. These copies are Signed by both the author and illustrator. Rural poems inspired by the spirit of place and Exmoor in particular. The main subjects are landscape, myth and death. Stephen Carroll was born in 1949 and brought up in London. He moved to Porlock on the West Somerset coast in 2006 and is married with three children. Twice shortlisted for the Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Prize, Stephen Carroll won the Wyvern Prize in 2014, and is the author of the novel Venetian Cousins, published by Andre Deutsch in 1995. Paperback, 104 Pages spacer_large
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Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World
Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World
This first book by famous textile artist Mister Finch is a gorgeous collection of the artist's fantastical, one-of-a-kind creatures. Drawing inspiration from the natural world, as well as British folklore, Finch mingles fairytales and reality to create a magical world all his own. Peek inside Finch's Yorkshire studio, a place brimming with buttons and scraps of fabric, where spindly-legged spiders keep watch over mischievous hares and carpet-winged moths perch majestically atop bookshelves. Finch's critters have been called 'wonderfully peculiar and completely charming', 'a joy for the eye and the soul'. Many of these pieces were born of treasures lost and forgotten: velvet curtains from an old hotel, a threadbare wedding dress and a vintage apron become birds and beasts, looking for new owners and adventures. The pages of this book are strewn with creatures who prove that anything is possible in the fairytale world of Mister Finch.   Author: Mister Finch, Preface by Justine Hand Hardback, 224 pages Illustrated throughout in colour
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The Book of the Dog: Dogs in Art
The Book of the Dog: Dogs in Art
Featuring all kinds of dogs – big, small, graceful, cute, funny – The Book of the Dog is a cool and quirky collection of dog art and illustration by artists around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and different breeds, paying homage to man's best friend. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.   Author: Angus Hyland Paperback, 160 pages Illustrated throughour in colour
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Weatherland – Writers & Artists Under English Skies
Weatherland – Writers & Artists Under English Skies
In a sweeping panorama, Weatherland allows us to witness England’s cultural climates across the centuries. Before the Norman Conquest, Anglo-Saxons living in a wintry world wrote about the coldness of exile or the shelters they had to defend against enemies outside. The Middle Ages brought the warmth of spring; the new lyrics were sung in praise of blossoms and cuckoos. Descriptions of a rainy night are rare before 1700, but by the end of the eighteenth century the Romantics had adopted the squall as a fit subject for their most probing thoughts. The weather is vast and yet we experience it intimately, and Alexandra Harris builds her remarkable story from small evocative details. There is the drawing of a twelfth-century man in February, warming bare toes by the fire. There is the tiny glass left behind from the Frost Fair of 1684, and the Sunspan house in Angmering that embodies the bright ambitions of the 1930s. Harris catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals. “Bloody cold,” says Jonathan Swift in the “slobbery” January of 1713. Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one. Weatherland is a celebration of English air and a life story of those who have lived in it.   Author: Alexandra Harris Hardback, 432 pages 60+ illustrations in colour
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The Fairytale Princess by Su Blackwell
The Fairytale Princess by Su Blackwell
Seven Classic Stories from the Enchanted Forest   Step into a fairytale world, where princesses live in paper kingdoms that emerge from the seven classic tales. Each one is illustrated by a series of intricate paper sculptures, meticulously cut from the pages of another edition of the same story. Su Blackwell’s sculptures summon up a fantastical world of beauty and mischief, while Wendy Jones’s retellings are fresh and lyrical. Each chapter has its own distinct visual flavour.   Author: Illustrations by Su Blackwell, retellings by Wendy Jones Hardback, 96 pages Illustrated throughour in colour
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The Bloomsbury Cookbook by Jans Ondaatje Rolls
The Bloomsbury Cookbook by Jans Ondaatje Rolls
Part cookbook, part social and cultural history, this book will delight both Bloomsbury group aficionados and those new to the subject, with over 170 recipes from members of the group, including Frances Partridge, Helen Anrep and David and Angelica Garnett, accompanied by hundreds of paintings, photographs and quotations.   Author: Jans Ondaatje Rolls, Foreword by Anne Chisholm Hardback, 384 pages 165 Illustrations, 113 in colour  
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Persephone Books
Persephone Books
Persephone Books reprints neglected fiction and non-fiction by mid-twentieth century (mostly) women writers. All 112 titles are intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written and are chosen to appeal to busy people wanting titles that are neither too literary nor too commercial. Ranging from novels and short storiesto diaries, memoirs and cookery books; each has an elegant grey jacket, a ‘fabric’ endpaper with matching bookmark, and a preface by writers such as Jilly Cooper, David Kynaston and Elaine Showalter.   We have various titles in stock in the gallery
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Last Best Hiding Place by Tim Richmond
Last Best Hiding Place by Tim Richmond
Deserted streets with beer cans blowing down the road…a cowboy washing his shirts…a train on its way into a million acres of emptiness…a Vietnam vet who lost twenty years of recent memory…a whole town for sale…meth warnings…a tattooed waitress in neon light. All of these inhabit the Last Best Hiding Place. Places, like people can seem alone, filled with melancholy. “Tim Richmond’s American West – depicted in Last Best Hiding Place – can be placed anywhere onto the continuum that has the myth at one end and the artist’s unique vision at the other end. It’s a place filled with characters and locations that manage to be specific and completely generic at the same time, with a rough, somewhat hurt, tenderness underneath. I can’t help but think that the photographer is very much aware of what he is taking pictures of, given there appears to be a balancing act at play: Every stereotype is depicted, to be subverted right away or elsewhere”. - Jörg Colberg After the death of his wife in 2008, internationally acclaimed photographer Tim Richmond turned his attention to exploring long-term projects, having worked for over 20 years for major publications that include L’Uomo Vogue, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Telegraph Magazine, Port, World of Interiors, and Nowness. Last Best Hiding Place (2007-2014) is Richmond’s personal and contemporary odyssey through a landscape of filmic references in the American West, revealing stories true or imagined. Author: Tim Richmond, Jörg Colberg Cloth Hardcover, 144 pages, 65 colour plates spacer_large    
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Down the Deep Lanes  by James Ravilious & Peter Beacham
Down the Deep Lanes by James Ravilious & Peter Beacham
James Ravilious’s stunning photography and Peter Beacham’s wonderfully perceptive text take the reader on a journey down Devon’s deep lanes into the heart of a countryside not usually acknowledged by guidebooks. What is described, illustrated and celebrated here is the stuff of everyday existence in the rural south west – the lane, field and farmstead, the orchard and the vegetable garden, cob and corrugated iron, and the all pervading weather.   Author: James Ravilious, Peter Beacham Paperback, 142 Pages spacer_large  
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Plants and Places by Angie Lewin
Plants and Places by Angie Lewin
the artist Angie Lewin is renowned for her distinctive vision of the natural world. Plants and Places brings together for the first time over 80 of Lewins hugely popular prints, together with collages, textile designs, drawings and paintings from her sketchbooks. Also featuring engaging texts in which Lewin discusses her artistic inspirations and describes how she creates her exquisite works, this unique book will delight all nature lovers and gardeners.   Author: Angie Lewin, Leslie Geddes Brown Hardback, 192 Pages spacer_large  
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The  Artful Hare
The Artful Hare
Featuring the original prints of 74 artists across 208 pages, The Artful Hare is arguably the biggest collection of hare-themed artwork ever assembled in book form, with 375 different images. Each artist comments on their particular fascination with the animal, which is becoming increasingly rare but is still classed as game. The variety and quality of the work is remarkable, with linocuts, wood engravings, collagraphs, woodcuts, etchings and screenprints.   Author: Alan Marshall Hardback, 208 Pages spacer_large  
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The Last Broomsquire by Martin Hesp
The Last Broomsquire by Martin Hesp
The Last Broomsquire takes the very real events surrounding the 18th century story about the hanging of John Walford and weaves it into a multidimensional Quantock novel - a tale of passion, brutality, adventure and romance. Here we meet not only the broomsquire, but the romantic poets Coleridge and Wordsworth, the enlightened tanner Tom Poole, and the eccentric landowner Andrew Crosse, whose electrical experiments inspired Mary Shelley to write Frankenstein. The author skilfully brings the Quantock landscape alive with his ripping yarn, a tapestry embellished with beautiful women, family feuds and sudden death, as well as mud horse fishermen, shady smugglers, laudanum, cider and excise men. Rarely has a single location played host to such a string of remarkable events.   Paperback, 240 Pages. Cover illustration by Sue Onley spacer

About the Author

Martin Hesp is a well known journalist and broadcaster who grew up in the shadow of the Quantocks. This is his first novel.
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