Lost & Found

By Elizabeth Garner

A treasure trove of folk tales by Elizabeth Garner

Friday, 26 March 2021

Beautiful bookplate for the turning of the seasons...


Spring is on its way, and all sorts of wonders are emerging from the woods and the hedgerows... in both the Real and the Other World!  I'm just so excited to be sharing Phoebe's beautiful bookplate design. It has been specially commissioned for the collection and, as with all of Phoebe's work, it's a collectors' piece in its own right.

Each supporter can fill in their name on their bookplate - so if your copy of Lost & Found should ever go astray it will make its way back to you!

The mousekin has crept out of the tale of Little Sparrow - who is not a sparrow at all, but a brave young girl who finds herself battling one of my favourite, most complex Folk Tale adversaries: the iron-toothed, boney-legged Witch, Baba Yaga...

Little Sparrow felt a scrabbling at her shoulder and the voice that whispered into her ear was a voice she knew.

“Now comes the fixing of your fate,” said the mousekin.

"As it goes in your world, so it is in the land of Baba Yaga.  There are two sides to all things. Love runs lightly as hate holds hard. ” 

And with that, the mousekin was gone.

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Peter Wood
 Peter Wood says:

That's so lovely! Thank you very much :-)

posted 26th March 2021

Liz Ellis
 Liz Ellis says:

Thank you for brightening up an already lovely sunny day. So looking forward to the unfolding of your wonderful endeavour. Xxx

posted 26th March 2021

Elizabeth Garner
 Elizabeth Garner says:

Ah thanks for the lovely comments, Peter & Liz! This has made my Friday too. Phoebe is doing amazing work and I look forward to being able to share more of it very soon...

posted 26th March 2021

Emma Dobell
 Emma Dobell says:

Oh, such a lovely bookplate! Very exciting to see it all coming together!

posted 26th March 2021

Nidge Kendrick
 Nidge Kendrick says:

Wonderful addition...thank you!
So looking forward to the final release of this project xxx

posted 26th March 2021

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