The Unwinding & Other Dreamings (Gift Edition)

By Jackie Morris

A beautiful gift edition of Jackie Morris's exquisite pillow book.

Art | Children's
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Publication date: 10 December 2020

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LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL

'A quiet masterpiece... a love story, a hope story, a story out of time, out of stricture, out of the narrow artificial bounds by which we try to contain the wild wonderland of reality because we are too frightened to live wonder-stricken' MARIA POPOVA, Brain Pickings

'The tales feel like half-remembered dreams, peopled with fairytale characters and magnificent creatures'  REBECCA ARMSTRONG i-Paper 'Books of the Year'

'A powerful spell book to make the sleepless fall into slumber and the agitated calm' i-Paper

'A lyrical and enchanting collection' Scotsman

This has been a busy year for Jackie Morris. As well as creating another bestselling collaboration with Robert Mcfarlane in The Lost Spells (Hamish Hamilton) she has also published The Unwinding, which has been described as ‘bedtime stories for grown-ups’.

We like to think of it as a pillow book, a portal where the beauty of Jackie’s words and images set the reader s mind adrift from the troubles of our times, into peaceful harbours where imagination can stretch, where quiet reflection can bring peace – something which has mattered a great deal in this most difficult and challenging of years.

As a result, we have produced a limited gift edition of the book, with a beautiful text-free book jacket with a new hidden story (‘In the Shape of a Bear’ printed on the reverse).


The gift edition also has beautiful new endpapers, designed by Jackie, a fish embossed in foil on the cloth binding and a silk ribbon marker. It would make a beautiful gift – and every copy comes with a signed bookplate (also designed by Jackie).

 

If you want to order in time for Christmas, please do so on our before TUESDAY 15th DECEMBER

You may also be interested in supporting Jackie's new unbound project The Space Between - there are still lots of beautiful prints and other rewards available.

(Phographs courtesy of Seven Fables, Dulverton)

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    Jackie Morris

    Jackie Morris is a multi-award winning author and illustrator. She lives and works in a small cottage in Pembrokeshire. She began her career in publishing illustrating for magazines and newspapers including New Statesman, New Socialist, New Internationalist, the Radio Times and Country Living, before moving into book illustration and then writing. She has illustrated more books than she can be bothered to count and written many too. Her work with Robert Macfarlane has been described as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. She is currently working on The Book of Birds, written by Rob, The Space Between, a curious creature, part book, part leaf (with Unbound), and Mrs Noah’s Song, to be illustrated by James Mayhew.

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