Eleanor’s Advent

by Kevin Crossley-Holland images by Alyson MacNeill In this poem, written for one of his daughters, Kevin Crossley-Holland uses the metaphor of the lighting of each of four candles in an advent crown. Advent is a time of anticipation and of growing illumination. Each...

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...

The Laugharne Poems

by Dylan Thomas images by John Petts  Preface by Lynn Hughes There are many places which claim Dylan Thomas as 'theirs' -- whether it is the village in which he grew up, the London cafés and pubs that he frequented, New York where he was idolised — but Laugharne,...

The Journey of Thomas the Rhymer

by Thomas The Rhymer images by Angela Lemaire with wood engravings and an Afterword by Angela Lemaire 2001 Thomas the Rhymer, also known as Thomas of Erceldoune, was a real person who lived in the 13th century. While wandering alone in the forest lands of Melrose...