Welsh Poet’S Letters On The Struggles Of Life And Love At Bonhams Book Sale

The Welsh painter and poet David Jones rarely found life easy. As he wrote to his great friend Valerie Wynne-Williams, ‘When people say they paint for ‘pleasure’ I am dumbfounded. It’s always a vast struggle for me. Perhaps I’m awfully bad at it really – but there’s nothing else I can do at all, nothing…” The extract is taken from an … Read more

Ruth Watson’S Important Collection Of Antiquarian Cookery Books

If we think that eating healthily and economically are modern preoccupations, we should perhaps think again. A stunning, and historically important, collection of antiquarian cookery books and manuscripts, to be sold at Bonhams Fine Books and Manuscripts sale in London on Wednesday 19th August, shows our forebears were just as concerned as we are about their diets and … Read more