I picked up this book on eBay fairly recently after having enjoyed Sophie Dahl's cookbook 'Miss Dahl's Voluptuous Delights' and watched the follow up cooking programme on BBC Two this time last year, at £2.69 with free postage I thought I'd give it a whirl . . . .
It's an ex library copy and has that lovely plastic wrapper keeping the cover pristine, I'm fascinated by library stamps and have been wondering ever since it arrived how many people borrowed this book from the library it used to live in.
The art work on the inside covers is stunning; birds of all shapes, sizes and colours.
As an illustrated novella it was a very quick read at 20 minutes but I absolutely loved every whimsical moment of it, idealised and slightly far fetched but a sweet, modern fairytale and worth picking up if you like a little whimsy and come across it on your thrifty travels.
This is possibly my favourite image, Pierre the heroine who looks like she's attempting to direct traffic with flashing neon hearts.
Though the best line in the book in my opinion is about the owner of a rare book shop called Mr Beany who drinks a pint of Guinness and a teacup of Jameson's for lunch every day. Who wouldn't want to sip their booze from a teacup?
Suitably airy post for a Monday, hope you all had a lovely weekend!
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