wbb Here is an excellent exhibition of little seen work by L S Lowry - http://www.cranekalman.com/exhibition/lowry-estate - well worth a visit.
wbb For the little boy who has everything ... http://www.catalogue-host.co.uk/richardedmonds/2012-10-26/lot_1113?prev_page=illustrations%2c%20page%2021%20of%2022&prev_url=%2frichardedmonds%2f2012-10-26%2fillustrations_21
wbb Spent a fruitful afternoon at Walkers Books with the picture book team. We are hopefully entering the last few months of the first of a series of books. In an earlier post - scroll down - I showed a few of the vehicles appearing in the fist book. Here is an odd little character we have just added ...
wbb The wonderful Kate Hindley has signed up with Walker Books to illustrate my latest picture book!
Entitled 'Worst in Show' it's all about a boy - Albert - and his pet monster - Sidney - and their sad and pathetic attempts to win
'The Best Pet Monster in the World Competition.'
Kate has already illustrated 'The Great Snortle Hunt' written by Claire Freedman - see above and here -
Here is her excellent Web site is: http://katehindley.com
wbb This is one of my favourite book shops. It is in Hitchin in Hertfordshire. It is very easy to spend hours browsing around. On a recent visit I purchased a small book on the Rainhill steam trials - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainhill_Trials and one all about English tea cups.
Here is the shops web site - http://www.erictmoore.co.uk/bookshop.asp
wbb Here is my lovely 1968 Daimler 250 V8. I have decided to sell it, as it does not get used enough. Only those with heated garages need apply.
wbb I visited the world famous Shuttleworth Collection of early aircraft recently, researching an idea for a book. The planes, especially the early ones and those from the first world war, are very beautiful. It is one of those nice old fashioned places staffed mainly by volunteers.
wbb I saw these lovely rusty tractors at the South Suffolk Show. Most of the old tractors were in better condition than when they were new, so these two stood out.
wbb I am working on a follow up to 'and the train goes...' with my friends at Walker Books. This one is about a traffic jam, and should be in book shops next May.
wbb This is a fantastic exhibition:
Johan Zoffany RA : Society Observed
Royal Academy until 10 June.http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/johan-zoffany-ra-society-observed/
wbb Visited 'Monks House' the Sussex home of Leonard and Virginia Woolf. The house is interesting - although only the ground floor is open to the public, but the garden is wonderful. Well worth walking around the village too, especially the Church yard - which backs onto Monks House.