"The Unwinding and Other Dreamings" by Jackie Morris - SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION WITH HAND-SIGNED BOOK PLATE

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A wonderful new book from the Kate Greenaway Award winning author, Jackie Morris.

This special edition contains a hand-signed special book plate designed by Jackie.

"The Unwinding and Other Dreamings" is 198 pages, rich in image, beautifully designed, hardback, with a dust jacket. It is a collection of words & paintings never before published.

This special Collector's Edition includes an extra story not included in the regular edition, the dust-jacket is untitled as Jackie wanted to leave the artwork fully on show on this special edition, and each copy has a hand-signed book plate and features at the back a list of those individuals, galleries & bookshops that helped fund the creation and publication of this book.

Jackie expalins, "The Unwinding is a pillow book, in the ancient tradition of Sei Shonagan, a book to tuck up the sleeve, in a pocket, under a pillow, containing fragments of dreams. Designed to be a portal, a talisman, it invites readers to enter its world, through word and image.

Created over time, drawn first into the pages of sketchbooks, then emerging as large paintings in colour, each image carries many stories, and some of these are told in words to be read aloud or whispered in the head. Fragments of stories, part prose, part poem, catalysts for dreaming."

"This book is not meant to be read from cover to cover. 

It is a book for dreamers. Slight of word, rich of image, its purpose is to ease the soul. The paintings between these covers were worked in the between times, an unwinding of the soul, when the pressures of work were too much. 

Dreams and wishes are the inspiration at times like this.

Threaded through the curious world of The Unwinding are words, slight and lyrical.

Their aim is to set the reader's mind adrift from the troubles of our times, into peaceful harbours where imagination can stretch, where quiet reflection can bring peace. The Unwinding is designed to be a companion, a talisman to be turned to again and again and a place of respite from an increasingly frantic and complex world."


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About Jackie Morris
Jackie is a celebrated author and illustrator.

As well as publishing numerous of her own books, Jackie has worked for many famous authors and clients including Oxfam, Amnesty and Greenpeace. She has illustrated books for Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, Mary Hoffman, Caroline Pitcher, Robin Hobbs and many other eminent authors, as well as designs for the Terry Pratchett Disc World Calendar, and Christmas cards for the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

in 2019 Jackie was awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for "The Lost Words", co-authored with Robert McFarlane.