Vintage Book

Pop-up books – Fairy-tales

Paper-mechanics have been around for centuries but the phrase ‘pop-up book’ was only copyrighted in 1932 (by Blue Ribbon Press, …

Spectres

Halloween is coming! If you’d like to see ghosts without any danger attached, here’s the book for you: ‘Spectropia, or …

Autumn: Poetry & Earth Stars

‘Herbsttag’ by Rainer Maria Rilke (1902) is one of Germany’s (and my…) favourite poems – particularly so after this year’s …

Meadow Flowers

I have written about birds and bees, so it seems apt to say something about flowers. Wild or meadow flowers …

Raise an eyebrow

I like reading old city/travel guides, guides that tell you about streets and places that may no longer exist, guides …

Summer in Dollhouse Land

It is Summer – not just in the ‘real’ world… My dolls decided to have a barbecue but they were …

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