i grew up with The Wind in the Willows. this book to me is all soft lullabies & summer breezes. it’s the most reassuring read whose characters happen to include a very sartorial toad, who likes to drink, and drive. actually all the character’s are well dressed, a bit rumpled but well dressed. someone should do a menswear editorial using this book.

i saw these images on my favourite site, BibliOdyssey. i was going to mention it’s spirit lifting qualities but then found peacay, the BibliOdyssey blogger, actually mentioned that…

From my own perspective, the beautifully written adventures of Mr Badger, Mole, Ratty and the inimitable and credulous Toad and their friends, although composed principally as a tale for youth, is equally suitable as a pleasant diversion or panacea for the blues in adulthood.

lemonade. shade. and The Wind in the Willows world. big sigh…

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Delightful in both spirit & aesthetics. I want lemonade now!

Amber    26 July 09    #

Great post!

Marcine    27 July 09    #

This was one of my favorite books from my childhood!

dreamsequins    29 July 09    #

“Piper at the Gates of Dawn” is the best bit in a children’s book ever. An inspired choice.

DiabolicalMasterspy    29 July 09    #

yey! i’m glad there are fans here. it looks like my blog has stopped at this. could be worse, could be Watership Down.

and DiabolicalMasterspy, so nice to see you here.i didn’t know about that chapter and it being a pink floyd song-

i think i should take my advice and read this book again and then listen to some pink floyd.

SwanDiamondRose    29 July 09    #

Ah, well, you liked my Atomic photos so I thought I’d drop by.

They always leave ‘Gates of Dawn’ bit out of the various film versions for some reason…

Diabolical Masterspy    30 July 09    #

hmmm… fear of satan? that pan creature then statue is something.

SwanDiamondRose    30 July 09    #

When she was very little, my sister liked Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disney World.

WendyB    1 August 09    #

there was such a thing? hmm. i missed that!

SwanDiamondRose    7 August 09    #

When I was little, this movie made me incredibly sad. I think I may need to watch it again to remember why.

Aja    7 August 09    #

Yessss, I loved this book as well. A menswear editorial inspired by it sounds so amazing!!

andrea    9 August 09    #

Aja- you know i haven’t seen the film!! just that excerpt that Diabolical Masterspy just posted. i’ll have to watch the whole thing it looks amazing.

andrea- yes!

SwanDiamondRose    17 August 09    #


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