Beryl Cook: Cruising

Beryl Cook: Cruising
Library Shelf Location 18.COOK
Publication Date May 2002
Description Cruising is the product of the five years since her last bestseller Happy Days. For Cook herself, it has been an eventful half-decade, which has seen her on a cruise (hence the title) and, more importantly, witnessed her leaving her beloved Plymouth in 1998 for the bright lights of Bristol, lovingly represented here with winter jazz at the Duke, summer jazz in the parks, the "beautiful" Elephant pub and the Quadrant in Clifton Village. Bristol's tourist office--and the local breweries--certainly owe one to Beryl Cook. But there are some unexpected images that give us Cook's more serene side--some studies of dogs, a touching St Francis and the birds, a joyful Jonah and the Whale, and a terrifying "Tally Ho!" female rider on a royal horse. The book ends with a surreally sexual sunflower, which should come as no surprise: as fan Dawn French points out in her foreword, Beryl Cook is "a sort of visual Prozac". Repeat prescriptions all round please. --Alan Stewart --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
ISBN 9781841882079
Quantity 1
Pages 64
Author Beryl Cook
Format Paperback
Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Related Artist Beryl Cook
Categories Painting, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Related City/Region Bristol
Artist's Nationality English
Language English

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