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“For the art lover, the naturalist, the child in your life, a new book on Edward Lear”
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“For the art lover, the naturalist, the child in your life, a new book on Edward Lear”

Follow the link to read Michael Dirda’s review on Robert McCracken’s Peck recent publication “The Natural History of Edward Lear” in today’s Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/for-the-art-lover-the-naturalist-the-child-in-your-life-a-new-book-on-edward-lear/2016/11/23/62ef9dec-adce-11e6-977a-1030f822fc35_story.html We remind you that the author will be at Hatchard’s, Piccadilly, London at 1pm on Wednesday 30th November to sign and launch his book. Continue reading »

Songs to Edward Lear by Sjef Frenken
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Songs to Edward Lear by Sjef Frenken

“This simply delightful CD of Lear songs has just been sent to the Society. It is an hour long with 16 Lear poems and Limericks. The music is composed and sung by David Simmons and Sjef Frenken and highly recommended for children. That said, I enjoyed it whilst driving north on the M1 and did … Continue reading »

The Quangle Wangle Project
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The Quangle Wangle Project

Edward Lear inspires artists to tackle funding cuts to Tottenham playground Sculpture workshops inspired by Edward Lear will run from May 20th, culminating in carnival on July 23rd At a time of rising childhood obesity, and protests against young people being shackled to their desks for hours, it seems odd that the facilities for active … Continue reading »

“Art, Animals & Politics: Knowsley and the Earls of Derby” edited by Stephen Lloyd
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“Art, Animals & Politics: Knowsley and the Earls of Derby” edited by Stephen Lloyd

Since they were created Earls of Derby in 1485, the Stanleys – a great Lancastrian family, whose seat, Knowsley Hall, is near Liverpool – have been significant in the life of the nation as patrons and collectors, sportsmen and politicians. These absorbing essays by a distinguished cast of contributors including the historian David Starkey, on Lady Margaret … Continue reading »