Fashion In The Time Of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603)
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...more
At the end is a list of her certificates, scholarships, and priz ...more
It contained pictures and drawings of the different types of clothing, as well as descriptions and details.
It's a super short read and fascinating to learn about.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book Via NetGalley.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.
I was given a digital copy of this book by the publisher Blake Press via Netgalley in return for an honest unbiased review.