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The Tall Ship Stavros S. Niarchos
Oh my goodness, what an adventure! Back in January 2001 (so long ago already) I decided, for my annual holiday, to become part of a working crew on board the Stavros S. Niarchos, a British Brig square rigged Tall Ship. A twelve day voyage away from the stresses of running a restaurant. She has since been re-named Sunset but then she was operated by Tall Ships Youth Trust. Their mission is: "to enable young people aged 12-25 to fulfil their life potential...
Our Favourite Illustrators
This month we are doing something slightly different: instead of one featured book, we are each writing a short piece about our favourite illustrators... Maria: My favourite illustrator is Mabel Lucie Attwell (1879-1964). I just love her chubby children and pixies. She is probably most famous for the Boo-Boo series of books (the Boo-Boos being cute little Pixies) but she also illustrated classic stories such as Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland. As a teenager I collected her postcards and still have an album...