A stunning book !!

I have just started this and I just wanted to share the great illustrations that the are part of this classic piece of nature writing that we see how one flower became an obsession for the writer Jocelyn Brooke he spent years trying to grab a look at a rarely seen and observed Orchid The Military Orchid of the title this book is the first part of a loose trilogy that merges memoir , fiction and a love a nature. So here are a couple of the illustrations that were done by Gavin and `Stephen Bone.

They are stunning and just pop the prose to life as I am reading about him just discovering the Militar Orchid and how rare it was .

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Jun 23, 2022 @ 07:50:46

    Beautiful!

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  2. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 23, 2022 @ 08:26:01

    Those illustrations are gorgeous, Stu! It’s a Little Toller book, isn’t it? I could so easily start collecting them!

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  3. The Longest Chapter
    Jun 23, 2022 @ 14:01:56

    The illustrations remind me of those in Molly Peacock’s book “The Paper Garden.” They are gorgeous, as are these.

    Reply

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