Pens Ink & Places
Starting with his drawings for Beatrix Potter’s previously unpublished Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, Quentin Blake narrates his life as an illustrator through the projects he has worked on since 2012. The book reveals the remarkable variety of Blake’s work, with examples that range in scale from book illustrations for The Fables of La Fontaine to wall-sized drawings for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, and across subjects from Claridge's Hotel (for a champagne advertisement) to the post-apocalyptic landscapes of Riddley Walker.
A Christmas Carol
A miser who has no time for the magic of the festive season, Ebenezer Scrooge has his outlook transformed after a series of night-time visitations from three ghosts. Quentin Blake’s illustrations capture the spirit of Dickens’ Christmas tale of redemption. Unabridged. Age 8+
The Tale of Kitty-In-Boots
Kitty seems to be a serious, well-behaved cat, but come nightfall, she goes hunting. Unfortunately, she is a terrible hunter and finally comes unstuck – but most terribly stuck – when she meets a foxy poacher, Mr Tod. Beatrix Potter wrote this story in 1914, but it was never illustrated until 2016, when Quentin Blake was asked to draw the pictures. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge. Age 3+