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On Wednesday a poem and wood-engraving

December 11, 2013

reynold stone

A year of birds ; poems by Iris Murdoch ; engravings by Reynolds Stone published by Crompton Press was to be a calendar, the collection consists of one poem for every month, each illustrated with a wood engraving. From the summer’s kestral to the Christmas robin, the April moorhen, long legged among the daffodils, to the owl on the wing on the November night.  

Iris Murdoch, born in Dublin 1919 made her debut as a novelist in 1954 with Under the net. When she died in 1999; she ranked at twelfth on the list 50 greatest writer since 1945.

Reynolds Stone born in 1909, was her friend for many years. His reputation as an engraver, illustrator, and artist is unrivaled to this day.

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