Sharon Blackie was on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour this morning, interviewed by Jane Garvey and giving an enticing introduction to Foxfire, Wolfskin and Other Stories of Shapeshifting Women.
Listen again here at 19 mins 20.
We are excited to announce this event at Foyles Charing Cross Road on 30 October:
Celebrate the intrinsic power of art curation with social media curator Stephen Ellcock in conversation with award-winning author Mark Haddon (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time) about Ellcock’s new book All Good Things: A Treasury of Images to Uplift the Spirits and Reawaken Wonder.
Opening up on the vast and diverse selection of curated public domain imagery he has become renowned for on Facebook, Ellcock will take us on an adventure through the intricacies of artistic selection and display in the internet age. Sharing his own discoveries—from found artwork in archives and libraries to little known collections of illustrations, photography and textiles—Ellcock will ask us to look afresh at a variety of visual works with the aim to uncover inspiration, elicit enjoyment and reawaken wonder.
The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.
Book tickets here.
‘Since ancient times, when people first traced the shape of Cancer in the stars, the crab has represented both strength and renewal …’
A wonderful appreciation of the crab by Rock Pool‘s Heather Buttivant in August’s The Simple Things magazine.
A sell out discussion at the Edinburgh International Book Festival today for Sharon Blackie, as she talked about her new book Foxfire, Wolfskin.
This afternoon, the radio play The Summer Snows was aired on BBC Radio 4. Written by Christopher Nicholson and Jonathan Smith, and starring Robert Bathurst, it was adapted from Christopher’s book Among the Summer Snows.
You can listen again until Saturday 7 September here.
September is thrilled to announce that on 17 October we are publishing All Good Things: A Treasury of Images to Uplift the Spirits and Reawaken Wonder, a incredible journey compiled by world-renowned image hunter and social media art curator Stephen Ellcock.
Designed to stimulate and inspire, All Good Things is an exciting, eclectic collection of over 200 images from world-leading museums as well as lesser-known collections. In a finely calibrated procession of image, quote and myth, Stephen Ellcock leads us through the Realms of Creation – from the Stars to the Seas, the Natural to the Supernatural – to give us his extraordinary world vision. A treasure trove of 3,000 years of artistic creation, scientific enquiry and pan-global magical, philosophical and religious traditions.
The best of the world’s beauty, creativity and curiosity in a single book.
‘Stephen Ellcock brightens our dark world.’ Kara Walker, artist
‘Stephen’s collection of glorious images is one of the most reliably edifying and entertaining things in my day.’ Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
ALL GOOD THINGS press release
‘Here are three simple steps to help you feel better about the world: read Heather Buttivant’s marvellous book, grab a pair of wellies and get yourself to a rocky shore … [a]thoughtful, enlightening and entertaining read.’
BBC Wildlife Magazine
We are delighted that coverage is still arriving for Heather Buttivant’s Rock Pool, including in BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Daily Mirror. Thank you both!
‘An utterly joyous book, a celebration of our incomparable 11,000 miles of British coastline … an eye-opening delight from start to finish.’
A big thank you to Christopher Hart and the Daily Mail for such a splendid review of Heather Buttivant’s Rock Pool.
On Saturday 11 May, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe appeared at the National Railway Museum in York to sign copies of The Railway Adventures. It was a great day, with people queuing for more than two hours to meet them. Thank you Vicki and Geoff, the museum, and especially everyone who came.
‘Her passion for life in the rock pools shines through in this rallying cry for the importance of marine conservation.’
A wonderful review for Rock Pool by Heather Buttivant in Countryman magazine, ahead of publication this Thursday.