“AS DARKNESS FALLS” Foxes by Jonathan Walker
“AS DARKNESS FALLS” Foxes by Jonathan Walker

We are excited to publish 'As Darkness Falls- Foxes by Jonathan Walker', a book of over 100 images of some of his finest drawings, sketches and paintings.  

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Format: Hardback, Portrait 24cm x 30cm

Pages: 112 Colour pages

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Hilary Stebbing and her Bantam Picture Books. A limited edition of 850 numbered copies.
Hilary Stebbing and her Bantam Picture Books. A limited edition of 850 numbered copies.

Hilary Stebbing's two Bantam Picture Books were first published in 1943 by Noel Carrington's Transatlantic Arts, of offshoot of the Puffin Picture Book series. These two lithographed gems are beautifully crafted and, in their original form, are astonishingly scarce. They are now reissued as a pair in an attractive folder. [space_20]

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A Bloomsbury Souvenir by Alice Pattullo
A Bloomsbury Souvenir by Alice Pattullo

This little concertina book is the fruit of Alice's visit to Charleston Farmhouse during the Summer of 2016, whilst she was researching and drawing for her upcoming solo show at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It is a tribute to the decorative arts of Bloomsbury, as well as to Charleston itself, and takes its inspiration from the painted furniture, gardens and murals created by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant during their time at this rural Bloomsbury outpost during the 1920s and 30s.

Alice's concertina is craft printed, in the tradition of the Omega Workshops, using four colour spot lithography giving a depth and luminosity of colour that digital printing cannot achieve. The format is 'borrowed' from those seaside postcard panoramas that were common in the 1950s and it a thirteen panel double sided concertina that folds into a little book. The perfect gift or souvenir!

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Coastal Birds by Richard Allen (Signed Copy)
Coastal Birds by Richard Allen (Signed Copy)
"Coming originally from land-locked Berkshire, I never tire of walking my dog Buster along the Colne estuary and observing the ever changing scene of birds, tides and weather. There is always something interesting going on, pairs of Oystercatchers squabbling over territory, a Marsh Harrier drifting along the seawall, or a seal crunching on a Dab. The bird population of the estuary is also constantly changing, as I write this the Black-tailed Godwits are about to leave for their Icelandic nesting grounds, while the Lapwings and Golden Plover that crowded the mud in winter are already on the meadows and moors of eastern Europe. “Coastal Birds” is a collection of linocuts inspired by the birds that regularly haunt and bring to life mylocal patch of shoreline. I am particularly attracted to birds with bold dynamic plumage such as Lapwings, Shelduck and Oystercatchers, and the patterns found in their habitat of water, mud and sky. The Avocet is a special favourite, one that I spend many hours sketching, a rare bird in my early birdwatching days it is now a frequent sight on this east coast estuary." Richard Allen [space_20] Format: Hardback, 12cm x 12cm Pages: 46 black and white pages Signed by the author [space_20]
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Garden Birds by Richard Allen (Signed Copy)
Garden Birds by Richard Allen (Signed Copy)
"Some of my earliest birdwatching memories are of birds in our small narrow garden in Berkshire. I can still vividly recall the Blackbird singing from our roof gable on a summer’s evening, the rows of House Sparrows along the chain-link fence, and the excitement of a Siskin appearing on the orange-netted peanut feeder. Many people’s first experience of watching birds is in their garden. Put up a bird table or a nest box and you enter the world of Robins, Blue Tits and Starlings. It is fascinating to see the daily comings and goings, each species having its own distinctive character and behaviour. Cheeky and acrobatic Great and Blue Tits on the feeders, chattering Sparrows in the bushes, Starlings arriving in a noisy gang, while a Dunnock quietly feeds, unconcerned on the ground. The cast of characters will change with seasons and the weather. Summer finds Robins, tits and Blackbirds nesting and Swifts screaming around the roof tops, by autumn the Swallows are heading south while finches and tits are forming mixed roving flocks. Winter is often the best time for garden birdwatching, short days mean the birds are very actively feeding and a bit of ice and snow may bring in a rarity such as a Redwing or Fieldfare, possibly even a Hawfinch. Spring and the woodpeckers are drumming and bird song reaches its peak and so the cycle begins again. There is always something to keep a garden watcher interested." Richard Allen [space_20] Format: Hardback, 12cm x 12cm Pages: 46 black and white pages Signed by the author [space_20]
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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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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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