Marianna Kneller : The Majical World of John Clare : to order

'Clare's Seasons'

The Majical World of John Clare is a

complete antidote to the hurly burly

of modern day living.


In his Journal of 1825 John Clare

wrote that reading his favourite poets

was like 'meeting green spots in

deserts'. In this book, Marianna

Kneller creates her own oasis, 'a place

of calm, rest and replenishment', as she joins with her favourite poet,

John Clare.


For each month, there is a selection

of texts from John Clare's Shepherd's

Calendar as well as extracts from his

Journal of 1825, plus carefully

selected essays and poems relevant

to that month.


The poet's words and Marianna's

evoctive natural scenes and

beautifully detailed botanical

illustrations, plus her hand-scripted

texts, combine to create a majical

world of the passing year, chronicling

its changing moods and colours

through the seasons.


Known as the "Northamptonshire

peasant poet" during his lifetime,

John Clare is today considered the most important poet of the natural

world in English literature.



.... "The Majical World of John Clare"



was launched at The Five Arrows Gallery, Exbury Gardens, Hampshire as part of the spring exhibition of the Four Seasons Art Group of which Marianna is the Founding Member.



The book can be purchased from Marianna at Exbury during the 2016 exhibition at the Five Arrows Gallery from 10th April to 5th June.


Price: £38.00


email: Marianna for further information.



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