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Farewell Sawrey, welcome Just David


Vintage Beatrix postcard from Sawrey

Photo © Rebecca Copeland
Photo © Rebecca Copeland
We're finding that Beatrix Potter's spell of delight is as potent as it was when Peter Rabbit first raided Mr. McGregor's garden, as evidenced in the kind response we've received on the Summering in Sawrey issue—some subscribers rating it as their favorite issue ever.  We also received these charming images (above)—thanks to subscribers Rebecca Copeland and Rowena Edlin-White, based on Beatrix's ongoing "sideshows" that seem never to lose their endearing appeal.

Just David shipped on Monday, and we hope visiting the backroads of New England will give readers as much pleasure as our stay in Sawrey.  Smitten as we were with David, Strad and Amati, Elspeth created a painting just for Just David (see The Attic in the table of contents page) of a fictional Stradivarius concocted for the cover.  We also offer it as a 5x7 mounted giclee canvas print perfect for popping into a frame, or as a dozen blank note-cards ideal for sending love to a friend.  

Note cards by Elspeth Young available from Al Young Studios
While you're waiting for your copy to appear in the post, the NY Met has an exquisite visual and audial sampling of Amati and Stradivarius violins.  As David tells John Holly at the end of the book, "This is an Amati, but the other is a Stradivarius. I don't know which I do like best, sometimes"—perhaps in listening and looking, you can choose for him which you "like best."

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