Jubilate Agno

by Christopher Smart images by Angela Lemaire by Christopher Smart. Woodcut and linocut images and an Afterword by Angela Lemaire. Christopher Smart (1722-1771) was a major poet of great learning. Fascinated by the occult and the supernatural and Freemasonry, his...

Joys

by Thomas Traherne images by Angela Lemaire The seventeenth century writings of Thomas Traherne lay largely unknown until they were re-discovered early in the twentieth century. The writing is celebrated today for its rapture and delight in nature and its luminous,...

A Christmas Sequence

by Benjamin Britten Chester Mystery Cycle images by Angela Lemaire chosen by Benjamin Britten from the Chester Mystery Cycle with an Introduction by Dr Andrew Plant. Fifty years ago Benjamin Britten wrote Noye’s Fludde – an opera-for-all telling the story of Noah’s...

Talking Through Trees

by Edward Picton-Turbervill images by Angela Lemaire A thoroughly delightful exploration of trees around St John’s College, Cambridge revealing their importance to a young undergraduate as he entwined the role of organ scholar and music student with his emerging...

The Pyed Pyper

by Richard Verstegan images by Angela Lemaire with woodcut and linocut images and an Afterword by Angela Lemaire There are some stories that have been re-told so often in different contexts that it is refreshing to go back to the earliest version to try to recapture...