Out of the gate and off for a walk went...
Surely you can finish the line. Most New Zealanders can, as can many from around the world.
This is a loving exploration of Dame Lynley Dodd's life and career. Peppered with quotes from interviews and speeches, with - as you'd hope - many an illustration - this is approachable reading. As approachable as Lynley's work, itself.
Who knew that famous terrier was the result of a last-minute publishing panic? Or that Bottomley Potts was originally a beagle?
From her childhood in Kaingaroa Forest, through art school and motherhood, Lynley was always drawing, so finding herself as an illustrator wasn't much of a shock. But, being an author was.
Beautifully presented, this is a treat for all fans.
Title: The life and art of Lynley Dodd
Author: Finlay Macdonald.
Publican date: 2013.
~ Ann(i)e, Helensville Library.