March 3, 2009
Tales from Outer Suburbia
I just finished Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book last night. I have been reading it really slowly (which is unusual for me) as I didn't want it to end. When my husband was a little boy he spent the first few years of his life living in a little cottage beside a round tower in the grounds of a graveyard. His mum tells stories of his older sister playing around the gravestones, with her bucket and spade.
This illustration above is by Shaun Tan, if you haven't come across his work I urge you to visit his website. CBI are bringing Shaun Tan over for the Summer School this year which is brilliant, he is one of my favourite illustrators.