Tsarevich

by Nicolas McDowall images by Nicolas McDowall The little Tsarevich Alexei must be one of the saddest characters to have trodden the stage of world history. He was born heir to all the Russias but lived at the wrong time and in a crumbling body. His haemophilia meant...

The Paradise Driver

by Nicolas McDowall images by Nicolas McDowall recollected and devised by Nicolas McDowall and with images 'found' and 'edited' by him The text of this somewhat unusual book is taken verbatim from the tape-recorded recollection of a single night of...

Psalms 23 & 150

images by Nicolas McDowall Apart from my love of these texts, the idea for this book grew from a desire to experiment with an idea for giving the 'appearance' of text printed in rich black on pages covered in gold leaf. Also, ever since first seeing delicious samples...

Duke Bluebeard’s Castle

by Béla Balázs images by Susan Adams Libretto for the Opera in One Act by Béla Balázs English performing version by John Lloyd Davies The story of Bluebeard has a long history, from Perrault's Fairy Tales through Maeterlinck, and is deeply embedded in...