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A Castle in England

A Castle in England

by Jamie RhodesWill Exley Isaac Lenkiewicz and others

Hardback Publication Date: 01/08/2017

  $36.75

A collaboration between writer Jamie Rhodes and the National Trust, A Castle in England is a unique and fascinating graphic fiction project inspired by Scotney Castle in Kent.

Using the rich history of this fourteenth-century castle as a starting point, Rhodes has created five short stories that take place over different eras in the castle's past: The Labourer (Medieval), The Priest (Elizabethan), The Smuggler (Georgian), The Widow (Victorian), and The Hunter (Edwardian). Each of these stories has been illustrated by experienced comic and graphic novel artists Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, William Exley, Becky Palmer, and Isabel Greenberg, creating a visually striking graphic collection that is steeped in historical context.

Jamie Rhodes is a London based writer working in screen, prose, and comics. He studied Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he focused on Heideggarian studies and Phenomenology. He later trained as a script reader and co-founded the filmmaking collective, Donkey Stone Films, in Nottingham. Jamie has been supported by: EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the Arts Council England. He is the author of Dead Men's Teeth, launched at the British Library in 2014.

ISBN:
9781910620199
9781910620199
Category:
Graphic Novels
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-08-2017
Language:
English
Publisher:
Nobrow Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
232x173x21mm
Weight:
0.47kg
Briony May Smith

Briony May Smith grew up in Sandhurst in Berkshire, playing in the garden with her younger brother and sister. She studied Illustration at Falmouth University and was Highly Commended for the Macmillan Children's book prize in 2013 and 2014.

She now lives in Devon, where her work day mainly consists of drawing fairies, interrupted only when her dog, Finbar, demands his walk. Briony's work is inspired by fairy tales and folklore and life in the country.

Isabel Greenberg

Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning London based illustrator, comic artist and writer. She has had two graphic novels published The Encyclopedia of Early Earth (Best Book Award at the 2013/14 British Comic Awards) and The One Hundred Nights of Hero, and illustrated Bloomsbury's retelling of The Story of Tutankhamun.

Isabel has worked with a variety of clients including The Guardian, Nobrow Press, The National Trust and the New York Times. In 2011 she won The Observer Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize. She enjoys illustrating all things historical.

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