I was first captivated by the illustrations of Arthur Rackham by reading the Ingoldsby Legends. As children we weren’t really allowed to read this book because of the dark subject matter (mostly horror poems and stories). Some of the illustrations were enough to induce nightmares – but all that made it all the more exciting!Continue reading “Art I LOVE – Arthur Rackham”
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Ingoldsby Legends: Licensed to Thrill!
An early memory of mine is reading the Ingoldsby Legends by Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Manor (aka Rev, Richard H. Barham). This thick heavy book was bought second hand from somewhere and I’m not too sure if I’ve still got a version of it around. This book always seemed to be shrouded in mystery, evenContinue reading “Ingoldsby Legends: Licensed to Thrill!”
Dark days Box me in and Drive me round the Pole
Some days are depressing, and this has been one of them. Only I can’t quite put my finger on WHY it has been depressing. I guess some days are naturally dark, like some are light. Perhaps its like this in the North Pole with the short days (perhaps I’m going round the pole, or roundContinue reading “Dark days Box me in and Drive me round the Pole”