Three Winter Tales of Darkness and Light


A forest, a little magic and two poignant human stories -three  tales to read curled up in a cosy chair on a winter’s night.

Hand crafted, beautifully illustrated, this booklet – a limited edition of 250 – would make a beautiful gift.

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This trio of enchanting tales takes us on a voyage through time, sprinkling magic – and light in winter’s darkness – along the way. Setting out in a time before time, when trees covered the realm, we travel on, pausing in the Middle Ages before reaching the present day.

The old forest may have dwindled, but its magic still lives on…


The six black & white illustrations by Siân Bailey were originally created in scraper board. Siân, a well-known illustrator of children’s books, has a particular interest in fairy tales and mythology.  She has worked for many publishers including Random House and Puffin Books.

Hand crafted in the north west of england
Ken Burnley at the Museum of Printing begins the process of trimming the booklet pages before binding.

The cover was typeset by hand, hand-printed letterpress and the illustration hand-applied by Ken Burnley, partly at the Silver Birch Press, Irby, Wirral and partly at the Museum of Printing at the Amorini Centre , Birkenhead, Wirral where it was hand-bound and sewn.

Booklet details
    • A limited edition of 250 copies, hand-numbered by the author
    • 36 pages
    • Size approximately A5
    • Cover hand-printed on FSC certified card from James Cropper, Kendal, Cumbria
    • Supplied in recyclable, reusable silver card envelope
    • ISBN 978-1-9996668-7-3

Price £7.50 plus p&p

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