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Celtic Culture in Words and Music



Les Tres Riches Heures De Mrs Mole

Les Tres Riches Heures De Mrs Mole
Item# 9780007449101
$14.99

Product Description

Publisher: Harper Collins UK

Author: Ronald Searle

On New Year′s Eve 1969, Monica Searle was diagnosed with a rare and virulent form of breast cancer. Each time she underwent treatment, Ronald produced a Mrs Mole drawing ′to cheer every dreaded chemotherapy session and evoke the blissful future ahead′. Filled with light and illuminated in glowing colours, the drawings speak of love, optimism and hope. Like the medieval illuminated manuscripts such as the 15th-century Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, to which the title of this book refers, the 47 drawings are on an intimate scale and were never intended for publication. The story of Monica′s survival against the odds and the part played by the encouragement of her husband will move many people who have either experienced cancer for themselves or been affected through a close family member or friend. (hb)