04 December, 2013

The life and art of Lynley Dodd by Finlay Macdonald [Anne, Helensville Library]

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. 
Publisher: Penguin. 
Publican date: 2013. 
ISBN: 9780143567967. 

~ Ann(i)e, Helensville Library. 

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