Saturday, November 25, 2017

Book Review :: The Poesy Ring

The Poesy Ring - Bob Graham


"The poesy ring flew high, caught by the wind. And with the breeze in its tail, the horse turned and galloped. The ring tumbled end over end, and settled deep in a meadow over the sea..."

If you think that cover is beautiful, you'll be pleased to know that the interior matches.  Like Gary, The Poesy Ring features soft colours and un-fussy detail.  The finishing scenes in the snowy city are so, so perfect (and Christmassy, without being Christmassy).  The sweeping arc of the story (it begins in County Kerry, 1830 and finishes in New York, 1667) lends magic, turning The Poesy Ring into somewhat of a modern fairytale.  Whimsical and poetic, this one will appeal to the romantics.

Review copy kindly provided by Walker Books

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