Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Oliver Postgate

This book arrived yesterday, with thanks to Jo Norcup for alerting me to its existence.

A reminder of Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin's enduring genius....

I have to find a way to get this into a project in some way. It was an indelible part of my childhood...

Here's the opening description of the setting of the Noggin the Nog stories:

“This land of dark forest and snow
This land of mountains and valleys
Of deep narrow bays where the sea roars between the black rocks
And the wind howls cold in the night
There was the little town of wooden houses
Clustered by a bay where the sea was calm

And there above it was the small castle… the castle of King Knut.”

Landscapes of childhood imagination....

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