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Fashion In The Time Of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)

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Fashion in the Time of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was a hand written thirty-four page document on eight inch by twelve inch lined British school tablet paper with thirty-one separate drawings on white paper by Melinda Camber Porter. Each drawing was cut out and glued into document. The seventeen page document on two sides was bound by pink yarn tied through two holes on

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Published September 30th 2015 by Blake Press
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Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: photography-art
When Melinda Lois Chamber was a young girl at City of London School for Girls, she turned in this as an assignment. Her talent shines through. He words are witty and it seemed that a great deal of research went into this project. The face of each model is really well defined and each one is unique. I found that a sign of her raw talent. At the age of about, 8-9 she had not had a massive amount of proper art training I would imagine.

At the end is a list of her certificates, scholarships, and priz
Montzalee Wittmann
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fashion In The Time Of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) by Melinda Camber Porter is a nice little book that has not only drawings of the eight year old student, the fashion in the times of Queen Elizabeth 1, but the history of the school Melinda Camber Porter went to at the time she made the book. The book starts by giving the reader a background history of the student, the school, and then starts showing the reader the pictures Melinda drew. The pictures, for an eight year old, are wonderful! My g ...more
Trinity Irwin
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this little snippet of information about the fashion during the time of Queen Elizabeth's reign quite interesting.

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It contained pictures and drawings of the different types of clothing, as well as descriptions and details.

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It's a super short read and fascinating to learn about.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book Via NetGalley.
Belinda Missen
May 17, 2016 rated it liked it
A copy of this book was generously provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

So, this book was an interesting little number. In a nutshell? It's the reproduction of a school project handed in by Melinda Camber Porter during her days at City of London School for Girls.

It's what you'd expect of a childhood project - decent enough, if not quite well researched considering the age at which it was submitted. Despite the fact that it was a clever little ready - and fabulously illustrate
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This is an odd little book.

The ARC that was provided is not laid out very well, and perhaps the final book will look more like handwritten report that Melinda created when she was eight-years-old.

The art is well done, for an eight year old, as is the research. Apparently Melinda Camber Porter became famous as an author, journalist and illustrator in the UK, though I have not heard of her in the US.

Not sure who would be interested in this book. It is an interesting look at what an eight-year-old
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting! A school project by a second grader at The City of London School for Girls with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations and brief text describing fashions in the time of Queen Elizabeth I from royalty down through all levels of society, including children's fashions.

Apparently the author went on to a career as an artist, poet, author, journalist and film maker (which would have been interesting to read in the forward of the book rather than from Wikipedia).

I received a copy of the bo
Tom Schulte
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This impressively illustrated school essay written by an 8-year-old girl around the 1960's hints at the genius and insight contained within her. The covers feature period photographs of Melinda Camber Porter looking to the side in an attitude that suggests to me the "old soul." The interesting and perceptive survey of Elizabethan dress among nobles and peasants is expanded with introductory material and a one-page glossary. Additional pages of fascimiles of the young students merits and awards s ...more
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: no-longer-owned
I'm not entirely sure how I feel about this book. Is it a charming compilation of a clever young girl's sharp-eyed drawings and descriptions of Elizabethan fashion? Or is it a collection of childish drawings (if rather good ones) and an even larger, slightly bizarre compilation of certificates from school being passed off as something more? I had no familiarity with Melinda Camber Porter; frankly, her (adult) art is in a style I dislike pretty intensely. Apparently she died relatively young, and ...more
May 21, 2016 rated it liked it
This book being a representation of Melinda Camber Porter's school work about Fashion in the time of Elizabeth I, you shouldn't expect professional pictures to illustrate it. Nevertheless it is an interesting collection that provides a lot of intersting and very detailed information about fashion at that time.
The drawings aren't professional but they are very descriptive and really well done, so you won't get the impression of looking at some kid's first attempts. There is quote a number of the
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a school essay written by an 8 year old girl around the 1960's. As such, if you go into this thinking it's a professionally written non-fiction account of dress in Elizabethan times, you are going to be disappointed. But if you take it for what is it, this is an excellent, yet simply written, account of fashion during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The illustrations are simple but well done, and descriptions are clear and concise. If you are interested in a basic understanding of the su ...more
May 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: amazon-reviewed
Fashion in the Time of Queen Elizabeth II is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in mid-May.

An unusually constructed book - the authoress is an English schoolgirl in the 1960s and early 1970s who wrote a longer-length report in primaries while supplying her own pencil lead and blue ink sketches of fabric flounces and texture of British subjects, noblemen, and royalty. In all, it takes up about 40 pages.
Eileen Hall
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A fascinating book, written by a then teenaged girl, Melinda for a school project, whilst attending The City of London School for Girls.
The illustrations of the fashions in that time are a joy and the write ups are on a par with more adult authors.
Aimed primarily at boys and girls, adults will appreciate this book also.
Highly recommended.
I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Blake Press via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.
ARC supplied by publisher via NetGalley
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