A huge thank you to Liz, who alerted me to the offer of a “Bookmap” for schools, [from Dorothy the printmakers] and Bob who immediately applied for one. It has arrived and the School Librarian was exceedingly grateful. I confess that I was struggling a bit to hand it over – it is utterly gorgeous! They were overwhelmed by applications – but only distributed 503 of these freebies [normally retailing at £25 a throw!] and the offer is now closed.
Dorothy's Book Map is made up from the titles of over 600 books from the history of English Literature (and a few classics from further afield) including timeless novels by the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters, children’s favourites by Michael Morpurgo, JK Rowling and Suzanne Collins and classroom classics such as Mansfield Park, Wuthering Heights, The Grapes of Wrath and Animal Farm.
It is the sort of map which could occupy me for hours- spotting beloved books already read, books waiting to be read, and new ones yet to be discovered.
What a delight – such a clever idea. Thank you Liz for spotting it, and Dorothy’s for your generosity. More of their prints here