On the outside? Between the Lines is an ordinary, kinda chunky YA novel. But, inside? Some full-colour illustrations and a generous amount of silhouette artwork are scattered throughout the text, which is printed in three different colours. Simon Pulse, 2012 It begins with "The Beginning", in black text, and a once-upon-a-time
I first read Joan Bodger's How the Heather Looks: A Joyous Journey to the British Sources of Children's Books (1959) about twenty years ago, and I recall liking it well enough, but wishing that there was a little more about their bookishness and a little less about England. Now I think it's a perfect blend.
Elspeth Cameron's And Beauty Answers: The Life of Frances Loring and Florence Wyle Cormorant Books, 2007 It certainly wasn't something that a lot of women were doing in the early 1900s; girls weren't lining up to become sculptors. But Frances Loring and Florence Wyle did just that, meeting in 1906
Hearing the author read at Toronto's Word on the Street festival this year truly highlighted the humour of this novel. (It's hard to find funny novels, isn't it?! Apparently the judges thought so too, and wanted to make sure this one got noticed.) But even straight from the
Timothy Findley's Spadework (2001) This is an author who has been particularly important to me. In that peculiar way in which someone with whom you have had virtually no contact can affect you more than people with whom you have spent years of your life. So I delayed reading his