This one has a Pan Pastel background, Penny Black stamp with a matching die for the blooms in the foreground and a computer generated Shakespeare Spring quote.
And a couple using one (yes there are more) of the new stamps I succumbed to a couple of weeks ago, I ordered from John at PB stamps in the States, the package left him and was in the UK within three days, it then took RM seven days to deliver and of course collected the obligatory Customs fee of £23.47.
Now for the book I mentioned.....................
Recently the publisher of a new book asked me if I would like a copy to review, the book is called 'Love Letters' by Deborah Brown, but it's not your ordinary read, in fact it is as the promotional literature states "A picture book for grown-ups".
My introduction to the book came about because of rubber stamps. The author was studying for her MA in Illustration at Cambridge and was set a module to create a short book, whilst doing her research she found an old set of letter rubber stamps she had as a child. She stamped out the word LOVE and that formed the inspiration for the book.
I will admit it wasn't what I expected at all, yet there is something within the pages which makes you keep turning them right to the end. It's a love story which as with any other is about a couple who meet and fall in love, marry, have their relationship ups and downs and seek help getting back on track, have two children who grow and leave the nest and sadly has a bittersweet ending.
But that's where the traditional ends as the text is very minimal and the story is depicted through the four letters........LOVE which are printed randomly on the pages to carry the story. It is a brave book to undertake because it's unorthodox yet contains all the elements that we expect in a love story.
Thank you Deborah for allowing me to peek inside the covers of your book and I wish you every success with it.