May Book of the Month: An English Guide to Birdwatching by Nicholas Royle

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A lovely review of An English Guide to Birdwatching

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May’s book of the month is a story of literary theft, adultery and ambition; a unique take on the state of the nation novel. An English Guide to Birdwatching combines a vivid and often hilarious send-up of the intelligentsia with strong political, ecological and moral conscience.

Published by Myriad, An English Guide to Birdwatching is at turns a metafictional romp and a deeply touching evocation of the problems facing the modern world. The central characters – recently retired funeral directors Silas and Ethel Woodlock; young man of letters Stephen Osmer and his beautiful and brilliant girlfriend Lily Lynch – between them provide ample opportunity to dissect various facets of contemporary British society. The novel weaves together seemingly incongruent strands of plot into a surprising climax that is as madcap as it is shocking.

Whilst Ethel and Silas relocate from London to the (supposedly) more peaceful coast, encountering amidst the mundanity…

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Auction!

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My dear friends!

I would like to clear some space in the studio, so I think it is time to sell a painting (or two, or ten…). I am going to post images, with a description, and the minimum price (and post and package is up to the buyer, of course:/). If you would like to bid for one of them, please, email me on nataliagasson@icloud.com or Direct Message me.

 

UPD.: oops, forgot the sizes:(

1.  The Moirai, oil on canvas, 100×120 cm, minimum price £120OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

2. Two, oil on canvas, 40×40 cm, minimum price £100

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3. Think, 40×60 cm, oil on card, £50OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

4. You are here, oil on canvas, 100×120 cm, £120

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5. Lucid, oil on canvas, 50×50 cm, £100

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6. Link, oil on canvas, 70×100 cm, £120

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7. Floating Form (or Socks), oil on canvas, 70×100 cm, £120

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Book launch next week!

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I am so excited! on the 4th May (next Thursday)I am going to attend the book launch in London. The book by Nicholas Royle An English Guide to Birdwatching  is published by Myriad Editions. It is a brilliant novel about literature, love, death, writing, and the author calls it “a post-fiction novel”.

And the exciting thing is that I made illustrations for the book:)

Here are some illustrations from the book. If you would like to buy a print of one (or more) of the images, do email me:)

Of course, all images are mine and mine only. Copyright, etc.

 

 

Painting again

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After MA finished, I stopped painting for a couple of months. And then I received a an illustration commission (the book is coming out soon, and I will share all that work when it is published).

But now that that project is over, I started painting again. This is work in progress, of course, and it is based on one of the drawings for the book.