Sunday, 23 February 2014

Brambly Hedge - The Secret Staircase

I found this in a local charity shop last week, in the original printing from the 80's. The book looks as if it's never even been opened, which is sad -  but not for me!  I've always loved  Jill Barklem's wonderful illustrations.

Her attention to detail is amazing.  I remember making  tiny dressed mice in the 1980's inspired by these books - I wish I'd kept one of them now!




I'll have to watch out for the other books in the series, it would be lovely to have the set!

14 comments:

  1. What a treasure! I love scouting for vintage books at thrift shops and flea markets, as you know. This one is a great find, indeed. Such wonderful illustrations…reminds me of Jeri's work at Hopalong Hollow.

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  2. A lovely find - so much inspiration for you!

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  3. What a lovely find!
    It is in German too, I know this books (and have many books for children collected - )
    Have a great new week

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  4. I love books with beautiful illustrations such as this!

    Hoping your weekend was wonderful!

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  5. They sure are cool books, cheers Marie

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  6. what a great find, I thought of Starr as soon as I saw it, knew she would love it too

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  7. I bought the set for my granddaughter when she was born. We would read them together, she is now 19 . Where did that time go?
    Maggey

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  8. Great find - and in such wonderful condition too! I am not familiar with this book series - I love all the many details in the illustrations, it would be a nice collection to have the set!

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  9. I can see these characters appearing in your blog soon! Looking forward to it.

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  10. Wow. I love those illustrations. I seem to remember dressing up mice cut-out dolls way back when too. It's amazing what you can find at thrift stores and flea markets. I'll bet this inspires you with your own doll making and stitching!

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  11. What a lovely find. Brambly Hedge is beautiful XOX

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  12. I love finding treasures at the thrift stores-that would be neat to find more in the series
    Happy Sunday

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  13. Oh, I loved the Brambly Hedge books (and Holly Hobbie!) - thanks for the trip down memory lane :)
    And thanks for your comment on Shrove Tuesday - I left a reply on my blog x

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  14. She and my friend, Jeri Landers, have the same wonderful style. Love!

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