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    Default The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse - A Book

    This is a book of some simple pen and ink drawings that has turned into a best seller.

    I have cheated a little by placing this post within Creative Writing but I think you will enjoy it

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4R6shkRcM


    https://www.penguin.co.uk/articles/2...saved-my-life/

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    Default Re: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse - A Book

    stylish and charming.

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    Default Re: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse - A Book

    I love this book. Iíve gifted several copies to family and friends and it has always delighted the recipient.

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    Those are wonderfully characterful drawings and it's great to see them actually being made. I love to draw and I wish I had that sureness of touch.
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    The fluidity of his pen and ink drawings looks very special to me, really a delight. I understand that many are finding the books to be self-help also, a great little book.

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    Default Re: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse - A Book

    Looks like a wonderful book.

    Edit: I decided to buy a copy for myself from Amazon.
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    Default Re: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and the Horse - A Book

    Thanks for introducing me to this book & author.

    I enjoyed both links & ordered a copy; hopefully I will be able to send it along to a friend after reading (but if not I may have to just order more.)

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    An interesting man, I like his style which reminds me of both Matisse and the prehistoric cave drawings of horses, just a simple fluid line.

    I hope that you can let us know what you think about the book when it arrives STC, I have heard that it is inspirational.

    One good line is, aparently:

    'What is the greatest waste of time'


    'Comparing yourself to any other person'.

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    A wonderful book. The art reminds me quite a bit of that of EH Shepard, as the writing does of AA Milne, at least in character, and in a positive way.

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    This book has topped the best sellers list for many, many weeks, I am a little bit surprised but certainly pleased that a book which is really just a collection of pen and ink drawings, quite simple drawings at that, together with some thoughts and ideas should have such a strong appeal.

    As EoC suggests, there is a harking back to a simpler time with the style of Winnie the Pooh but I think that the target market for this new book is not children, perhaps it is for people who like to remember their childhood days.

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    How do I miss this?

    That style of sketches is absolutely wonderful. It is more powerful than a highly intricate drawings.
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