Tag Archives: literature

Uprooted

I recently read Uprooted, by Naomi Novik. Here’s a post-it note sized watercolour drawing of a few of its heroes. If you’re in need of a book that offers a perfectly contained folkloric world of well-written magic, unflinchingly honest friendships, … Continue reading

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Christine’s book – 克麗絲叮的尋尋覓覓

I’m really excited about this news – my crazy talented, American, Taiwan-based friend Christine Welch, also known as 克麗絲叮, has brought out an album and written a book of her Chinese song lyrics and poems, with English translations, and accompanied by … Continue reading

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Ronja

The Swedish author Astrid Lindgren is one of my absolute favourite children’s book writers; I think of and marvel at her skill on a regular basis, and of her books one of my ultimate loves is Ronja Rövardotter (1981, I read it in fantastic … Continue reading

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Coffeelosophy: ‘Pressing’ Essay

  My friend Betty Rosen has had an essay published in Volume 1 Brooklyn! Head on over to the site to read it online to let her beautiful brew of words pour over you. I’m a fan of its unconventional form (it reminds me a little of … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones = messed up kids

Some more Game of Thrones doodle-times. Bran with Summer at his bedside, Joffrey in his poncy Lannister clothes, and Jon with Ghost – Jon should be dressed more bulkily, he’s going to catch a cold like that. I was quite … Continue reading

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Starks and wolves

I’ve been reading A Game of Thrones – am on book three at the moment, but this is a doodle-turned-painting of the Stark (and Snow) siblings with their direwolves from the early first book. Click (and again) for big version!

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