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About this book:

  • ISBN: 978-1-910237-23-6 (hardback)

  • Published March 2017

  • Price £15.00 + postage

  • 144 pages

  • Illustrated with 73 colour and black & white drawings and paintings

 

 

About this Book:

THIS book includes a wide selection of Wendy's art work, including black & white line drawings and paintings all illustrating her colourful stories and poems. Born in 1935 in Lancashire, she lived in Northern Ireland in a peaceful pre-war home, moving back to Lancashire at the start of the Second World War. Wendy has a wonderful visual memory and we see the world very much through her eyes, with many vivid and unusual recollections.
From a Victorian household in Garstang, she moved to Kirkby Lonsdale, then Clitheroe, finally at the end of the war to the bombed shell of London. This was a spur for new opportunities, adventures and education. The family lived in West London while Wendy went to prep and public school followed by Art College. Always a restless spirit and unsure of a settled career, she found a variety of occupations while her independence grew. Her love of the North and farming prevailed – she worked on a sheep farm in Teesdale and then a mixed farm in North Yorkshire where she met her future husband.

Reviews:

It is a great honour to write this review for my Aunt Wendy’s book.  Every family has a person who has a special spirit and creative gift who sees things differently and my aunt is that person in our family.  She constantly amazes us with her abilities and stories about the past, and her latest project is a continuation of this fertile mind. 
Her drive to continually learn and share her experiences with others inspires us.  Whether it is teaching children or adults, in a classroom or on television, she always has the time and energy to share her gifts with others.  While visiting us in Canada, she taught our four children in her special way how to draw and paint – an experience they have never forgotten. This, her newest book, is an amalgamation of storytelling, poetry and illustrations that I know everyone will enjoy.
Robin Stuart, Canada

 

 


 

 

 

 

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