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Sally Goddard Blythe

A Modern Fairytale by Sally Goddard Blythe

Once upon a time there was a land in which banks looked after people’s money; patient needs led doctors’ practice; teaching meant to instill a joy of learning and discovery; mothers were able to be at home with their children when needed; children played freely outdoors, and there was time ….

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Mask exhibits not only a thorough professionalism, but the stamp of a true artist – the willingness and will to keep learning, no matter what stage of development one may have arrived at. It is this humility, combined with expertise, that prompts me to suggest this that this is a work to which readers will return time and again to find new levels of meaning with each new reading.”—Daniel Skinner on Mask

“Lederach speaks of ‘remembering forward’. Adam Curle possessed a wholeness of perception that transcended his own era. This collection not only honours him, but also brings his thinking to a new generation.” —Clive Barrett on Adam Curle: Radical Peacemaker

“One of the best books on writing poetry.” —Lorraine Lordi on Sing Me The Creation

“Form drawing is in a way akin to meditation – ten minutes a day, when purposefully executed, confers considerable benefits.” —Trevor Dance on Form Drawing and Colouring

“Get it for yourself! Never mind the little ones.” —Bookwitch on Findus Goes Fishing

“It is refreshing to see a book that puts science at the heart of learning, and links other subjects to the science, rather than the other way around.” —Journal of Emergent Science on Science Through Stories

“The most annoying book I have ever read, as the author seems to have had a more interesting life than I’ve had.” —John Cleese on Where on Earth is Heaven?