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Warwick Goble: Pretty Set Of Wings Pocket Journal


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SKU: 9781786641434 Category:

Pub Date: 2017

Format: Hardback with magnetic closure

Pages: 176 lined pp.

Size: 4.00 x 6.00 inches

ISBN: 9781786641434

This is one of Goble's illustrations for the 1909 edition of Charles Kingsley's masterpiece The Water Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby. It shows the fairies fitting a new pair of wings to a young girl. Kingley's story demonstrates the way that children's literature altered fairy traditions. The orphan Tom can only find happiness once he has died and been transformed into a water baby – a reversal of older folk tales where fairies were feared for stealing children away from their families.

The highly crafted covers of this journal are printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and rose red end-papers. Flame Tree Notebooks come with practical features too: a pocket at the back for scraps and receipts; two ribbon markers to help keep track of more than just a to-do list; and robust ivory text paper, printed with lines.