day 5 of catching up on reviewing books...
in case you think i only read books on mission here's something completely different that i read over christmas
nelson is a graphic novel with a twist - it's created by 54 uk artists/comic creators following the journey of nel from 1968 to the present with snapshots of days each year. if you are a similar age to me all the references will be very familiar. the range of styles of illustrations is amazing and even though there are so many contributors it flows and really works. i originally bought it as a birthday gift for joel earlier in the year but couldn't resist getting a copy myself! it's published by blank slate books and all proceeds go to the charity shelter.
if you are in london and like graphic novels there is an amazing new bookshop that opened last summer in soho goshlondon where you can go and have a browse of books like this.