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Our Isles

Poems celebrating the art of rural trades and traditions

Angus D. Birditt Lilly Hedley



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Pavilion Books
20 May 2020
Prints & printmaking; Poetry; Rural crafts; The countryside, country life; The Earth: natural history general
'They rise together in shoal of one. From shore of isle or coastal town, For these are our fishers of old and now, At helm they ride to waters deep' This is a collection of poetry and printmaking that aims to capture and celebrate the heritage and craftsmanship of the British Isles. The book comprises of twenty poems with accompanying black and white linocut prints.

From baker, beekeeper and birdwatcher to falconer, farrier and forager without forgetting fishermen, ploughmen, whittlers and thatchers, join Angus and Lilly as they explore the British Isles uncovering and celebrating lost and forgotten crafts. Drawing attention to traditional, artisan crafts is of particular importance as many are in danger of becoming 'extinct' and there is a fear that without recognition aspects of our cultural heritage will disappear. This is a timely celebration of our cultural heritage and a simpler more rural lifestyle.
By:   Angus D. Birditt, Lilly Hedley
Imprint:   Pavilion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 185mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9781911641353
ISBN 10:   1911641352
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 May 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Angus D Birditt is a poet, writer, photographer and food producer with a background in history of art and the food industry. Under his portfolio, 'Our Isles', he writes and photographs around the British Isles, capturing and celebrating its history and our ever-evolving relationship with the landscape. With Lilly, he co-founded The Bridge Lodge in north Wales. Lilly Hedley is an illustrator, print maker and food producer based in north Wales. In 2016, Lilly co- founded the multi award-winning foraging food company, The Bridge Lodge, with Angus. She was recently included in the Business Wales 'Top 30 People Under 30' in Wales.

Reviews for Our Isles: Poems celebrating the art of rural trades and traditions

'From the beekeeper to the bird watcher, the verses are packed full of rich imagery that's wonderful escape from the daily humdrum Each of Angus's thoughtful poems is accompanied by a charming illustration by Lilly - the perfect combination in print.' * Planet Mindful *

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