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Pollyhester Hardcover – Illustrated, 28 Apr 2010

4.5 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 150 pages
  • Publisher: The Lilliput Press Ltd (28 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843511711
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843511717
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 1.5 x 30.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,842,877 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the author: '...I was so in awe of her works that I contacted her and she kindly invited me to her work shop. I didn't expect Louise to have purple hair or anything like that but I knew I would step into a den of unique creativity and be swallowed up by the work of a true artist. She is one of those people you meet once in a lifetime...a workaholic obsessed with the desire to create for art's sake...' --American Fashion Magazine, 1980

About the Author

Louise Verity, the author and illustrator of the book, is a dressmaker herself. Having designed everything from singer Prince's trousers to sumptuous Elizabethan wedding dresses, she turned to children's writing. She was inspired by the artwork of Audrey Niffenegger's The Three Incestuous Sisters and the moral intent of Jacqueline Wilson's books. She lives between a hamlet on a mountain in France and a small cottage in Gloucestershire.

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Format: Hardcover
This is a beautifully illustrated story about a woman who finally sees the folly of being a fashion victim.
Pollyhester herself is a dressmaker, someone who gets her hands dirty and engages with life and creates her own style rather than slavishly following the herd. The fashion victim Iverna is obsessed with following the latest trends but finally sees the folly of always trying to be super hip. It's a simple story but the pictures and general presentation of the book will make it appealing to children, and I hope to adults too.
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Format: Hardcover
This story is so "now" that even Iverna, the spoilt fashion victim of the tale would appreciate it. The illustrations are truly marvellous, shouting out colour and movement, giving energy and power to the narrative and carrying the reader from one page to the next in a rush to see each new crazy view. The message of the book is clear and pertinent although thankfully not preachy. The author is truly a genius and children and adults alike will find this a book to treasure.
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The illustrations are what make Pollyhester stand out. Louise Verity is a creator and imaginator par excellence. The story is an eccentricly delicious blend of Louise' personal experience with a fictionalised story into the really true landscape of fashion, celebrity and body image. I will treasure my signed copy as I know that this book is one of a kind.
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