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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Houses of the Art Deco Years

Houses of the Art Deco Years book cover
If your house was built (in Britain) in the 1920-30s then the Art Deco style will probably have influenced its design. The book, Houses of the Art Deco Years by Jean Gardner, ISBN 1898030715 is a clear, concise guide to the variety of Art Deco styles and looks how each can be found in ordinary domestic homes. With over 220 pictures this member of the Twentieth Century Society has fully described the houses of the Art Deco Years. The foreword is by Alan Powers who raises 'his straight-sided glass to the author'. Available from all good bookshops for £9.50. see Braiswick for more.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Daughter Dedannan and the Cauldron of Undry

Published by Braiswick, your very own Felixstowe publisher, this book ISBN 1-898030-89-8 is available from the best of all bookshops.

It is a story filled with Irish banshees and wild boars and Celtic warriors, where the Dedannan tribe, early settlers on shores of the emerald isle travel through the history of Ireland. Fantasy mixed with sociological detail will appeal to a young adult audience looking for more.

The idea for the book began when 12-year-old Ben Ressler of Castleton, Vermont, USA told his mom, writer Eileen Ressler, a story filled with Irish banshees and wild boars and Celtic warriors.

She researched their family history, starting with 1905 when her grandmother Kitty Reilly left the family homestead in Cavan, Ireland.

Eileen kept probing until a whole world of ancient custom and mythology opened up. Two years later she had completed this novel about the mythical Dedannan tribe who, according to legend, were among the first to settle on shores of the emerald isle.

Entwining fantasy with precise sociological detail about ancient Ireland, the novel was first written for a young adult audience but will draw in any reader with a taste for Irish myth or history.

Take yourself into another world.