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Popular illustrator and author Val Biro was born on this day in 1921. As well as illustrating books he also wrote about Gumdrop, an Austin Clifton Heavy Twelve-Four car.

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Arthur Rackham
Arthur Rackham, one of 12 children, was born 19th September 1867 in Vauxhall, London and died 6th September 1939. Arthur Rackham is undoubtedly a name that can be placed right in the heart of the Golden Age of book illustration, and with it conjures up images of elves, fairies, princes & princesses, brave young knights and dragons. Some would say he was a direct inspiration for Disney many years later. The last years of the nineteenth century saw a huge new interest...

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Up River - The Song of the Esk
Up River - The Song of the Esk written and illustrated by Darren Woodhead This book caught my eye on the shelf because on front and back of the dustwrapper are beautiful watercolour paintings, on the front a singing male blackcap and on the back a winter woodland scene. Front Cover / Back Cover   On reading the introduction what impressed me most was, firstly, the fact that the artist never uses white paint, instead he allows the white paper to shine through his...

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Due to recent flooding, we have fitted a webcam to the outside of our shop to allow us to monitor the river level remotely. But it also allows our customers to get a view of the Wye Valley!

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