19 December 2012

A Very Onion Christmas - Items of Beauty

So, how's that Christmas shopping going then? Everything purchased and wrapped and sitting pretty under the tree? If so, we salute you and your Christmas miracle.

If not, DON'T PANIC! There's still time. Plenty. Of. Time.*

And if, perchance, you need an item of beauty, an item that will bring delight to all who unwrap it, an item that will appeal to young and to old, then we have the items for you.

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by Ritva Voutila

32 pages of beauty. This classic tale of forgiveness, of how a young boy melts the Giant's heart is one of Oscar Wilde's most beloved children's stories. And Ritva Voutila's sumptuous illustrations are simply stunning. Slip over here for a sneak peek. See. Stunning.


Unforgotten by Tohby Riddle 

Nobody knows where they come from.
But they come.
Impossible birds of the big sky
and the long night...

128 pages of beauty. Tohby's amazing artwork reveals a timeless and industrious world. A world where everything is strange, yet familiar. A world in which people in need are cared for, calmly, quietly, selflessly. A world that has difficult times. A world in which everyone can be watched over, warmed and mended. Herewith a taste:

* Okay, perhaps we are overstating in an effort to keep ourselves calm. Perhaps when we say, 'Plenty. Of. Time.' we mean, 'Get. Thee. To. An. Emporium. And. Buy. All. The. Items.'

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