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Friday’s library snapshot … The Owl and the Pussy-Cat

June 6, 2014

For a while we will be celebrating the publications of Two Rivers Press with an exhibition at the Main Library. All publications are held at Special Collections; so they are not always accessible for passers by [students and staff]. So this is a welcome and long awaited display. I celebrate ‘them’ regularly while at Special Collections and Peter Hay remains a constant inspiration. My favourite book now no longer available is Apple, Berkshire and cider; it is a source of ideas in my printing mode.  

However, this week another Two Rivers Press publication was put into the collection; which will be a joy to me and my grandsons.  I grew up with the poem The owl and the pussy-cat and often wondered ‘why and what they were doing in the pea green boat?’

This new edition of Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem is a result of Matt Black’s exploration into the aforementioned puzzles.

He gives us an insight into the reasons why the infamous pair might have ventured off and what happened after the wedding on the sand.  

All with lovely illustrations by Pip Hall, that will entertain me and my grandsons; for a while; I am sure.  I will buy a copy before this also goes out of print.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 6, 2014 9:44 am

    I grew up with the O&P too. Looks like a fun book.

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