For The Love of An Orchard – Anova
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Last year I did some fruit illustrations for Anova for a book called For The Love of An Orchard, which would be published by Pavillion, one of their imprints. The book is by Jane McMorland Hunter and Chris Kelly, and is full of all the information you need to start up your own orchard, starting with the history of the various different fruits (from common ones like apples and pears to lesser known medlars and quinces), through their cultivation and harvest and ending with some recipes (including some quince-based Tudor aphrodisiacs!). It’s a nice sturdy hardback with good, thick pages, littered with my illustrations, and as well as being a beautiful book, it’s also incredibly informative (Bill Bryson is quoted on the cover as saying “Endlessly absorbing and informative. I enjoyed it immensly- and learned a lot too. It’s out now.

Becca Thorne
Bristol, United Kingdom

I’m a linocut specialist, and my work is frequently used to illustrate historical books and editorials which require a medieval or Tudor woodcut look. Much of my inspiration co… Show more.

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Winner of the HarperColiins/Saatchi Gallery Book Cover Design Competition 2008, Finalist 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize: Art & Music, AOI Images 32, AOI Images 33, World Illustratio…
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