Virginia and Jane and happy, happy Simon


JA and VW

When Amanda got in touch to ask if I’d like to receive review copies of their Life Portraits series, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. They could scarcely have picked two better authors to cater to my taste – Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf are firm favourites of mine, and this comes just as I’m getting into graphic books.

Jane Austen book

Jane Austen and Virginia Woolf are by Zena Alkayat, illustrated by Nina Cosford. You’ll be hearing about them again from me soon, but I couldn’t resist sharing about them immediately.

9 thoughts on “Virginia and Jane and happy, happy Simon

    • June 19, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      I’m so excited about them!

  • June 19, 2015 at 10:08 am

    How absolutely lovely, Simon! I’m currently (re) reading some of Woolf’s short stories (Selected Short Stories volume) and just stunned to be reminded what a writer she is. Just brilliant.

    • June 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm

      I also forget, and then read some, and am blown away all over again. Truly a once-in-a-century talent.

  • June 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Simon, against all odds you’ve influenced me to order TWO graphic books. These look delightful, so charming. Barnes & Noble displays an inside page and it’s great. Sigh – never say never. :)

    • June 19, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      Susan! Gracious! That was a quick turnaround ;)
      I think there *is* a section of graphic books that suits people like us. They’re just well hidden.

  • June 20, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    I like the sketch of Jane’s mother in the garden.

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