Friday, 31 October 2014

Spooky goings on in Store

To celebrate the first Halloween we have had since the Collections Blog began, we have pulled out some of our favourite spooky items from the archive. We present you with a mix of eery illustrations, terrifying typescripts and disquieting dummy books - enjoy!

Original artwork by Anthony Maitland for 'The Ghost of Thomas Kempe', by Penelope Lively, 1973

© Anthony Maitland
Typescript page from 'Howl's Moving Castle' by Diana Wynne Jones, Methuen 1986

© Diana Wynne Jones Estate
Typescript page for 'The Haunting of Hiram C. Hopgood' by Eva Ibbotson, 1987

© Eva Ibbotson Estate
Finished artwork by Gillian McClure for 'Tog the Ribber' written by Paul Coltman, Andre Deutsch 1985

© Gillian McClure
Page from dummy book by Helen Craig, for 'Angelina at the Fair', written by Katharine Holabird, Aurum Press 1985

© Helen Craig
Letter from Jill Murphy, author of 'The Worst Witch', to Kaye Webb, editor of Puffin Books, c. 1982

©Jill Murphy 
Print by Jan Pieńkowski, commissioned by Seven Stories for the launch of the visitor centre in 2005

© Jan Pieńkowski
Final illustrations for 'Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat', by Ursula Moray Williams, 1942

© Ursula Moray Williams Estate

To find out more about the terror-ific goings on at Seven Stories this Halloween, click here.

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