In a Corner of Paradise - Paintings and Poems by Francine Gravel
"Every time I open this little book, I have the delicious sensation of being a child again, unexpectedly finding a Treasure Chest in a shadowed attic. I open the lid and the summer spills out - light, music and warmth - and the jewels inside are exposed."
If you come fresh and open-minded to this small masterpiece, you are about to be blessed. Reading the verses, or simply gazing at the entrancing illustrations, you will be bound to ask yourself which parts came first, because so finely are the component parts matched, it is almost impossible to say whether the shimmering poems are illustrations of the paintings, or if the paintings themselves are extensions of the lyrics. Either way, in my opinion, there could be no improvement on the perfect symmetry of the pleasure contained within this book's covers. Each page is a chapter of differing delights and the overall expression of the book, a distillation of the talents of Francine Gravel, is much more than the sum of its parts; it is one of unalloywed, twice-refined pleasure."
- Forward written by Jack Whyte, Author of the series "A Dream of Eagles"
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