Something to Read

I do not have much time for posting at the moment, but here are a few recent items that might be of interest:

Peter Byrne has an interesting article on “Edward Lear of the Disappearing Nose” at

A short piece on Edward Lear from the November 1 issue of The Scientist magazine: “Poetry and Pictures, circa 1830.”

According to this article in the London Evening Standard:

Novelist Andrew Sinclair […] has already written the script for a half-hour ITV film about Lear’s time in Corfu.

The Morgan Library & Museum has recently opened an exhbition on Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters, which includes a set of illustrations for Edward Lear’s “The Owl and the Pussy-cat.” Be sure to browse to the February 27 and March 4, 1897 letters to Noel Moore. Here is a review of the exhibition from

David Attenborough has a long article in The Telegraph on Edward Lear as an ornithological illustrator, promoting the Folio Society’s recent publication of an expensive collection of bird illustrations from his collection: Birds drawn for John Gould by Edward. Also see this clip from the BBC Entertainment & Arts News as well as this article from the Guardian.

Not strictly Lear news, but of interest: “Phonics could speak to children’s knack for nonsense” again from the Guardian.

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1 Response to Something to Read

  1. Peter Byrne says:

    Thanks for noticing, Marco. That should be

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