A Castle in England by Jamie Rhodes

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To a person who has not visited Scotney Castle this book seems like a good idea waiting to be realized. However, for the fascinated visitor it may be a light-hearted reminder of a day well spent.
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A collaboration between writer Jamie Rhodes and the National Trust, A Castle in England is a unique and fascinating graphic fiction project inspired by Scotney Castle in Kent.

Using the rich history of this fourteenth-century castle as a starting point, Rhodes has created five short stories that take place over different eras in the castle's past: The Labourer (Medieval), The Priest (Elizabethan), The Smuggler (Georgian), The Widow (Victorian), and The Hunter (Edwardian). Each of these stories has been illustrated by experienced comic and graphic novel artists Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, William Exley, Becky Palmer, and Isabel Greenberg, creating a visually striking graphic collection that is steeped in historical context.

Jamie Rhodes is a London based writer working in screen, prose, and comics. He studied Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he focused on Heideggarian studies and Phenomenology. He later trained as a script reader and co-founded the filmmaking collective, Donkey Stone Films, in Nottingham. Jamie has been supported by: EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the Arts Council England. He is the author of Dead Men’s Teeth, launched at the British Library in 2014.

 

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Jamie Rhodes is a London based writer working in screen, prose, and comics. He studied Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he focused on Heidegger and Phenomenology. He later trained as a script reader and co-founded the filmmaking collective, Donkey Stone Films, in Nottingham. He has been supported by EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvo Foundation, Spread the Word and the Arts Council England. He is the author Dead Men's Teeth, launched by the British Library in 2014.Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning is a British graphic novelist and illustrator. Her first book, The Encyclopedia of Early Earth, was published in 2013 by Jonathan Cape in the UK, Little Brown in the US and Random House in Canada.
 
Published August 15, 2017 by Nobrow Press. 130 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jane Haile on Sep 06 2017

To a person who has not visited Scotney Castle this book seems like a good idea waiting to be realized. However, for the fascinated visitor it may be a light-hearted reminder of a day well spent.

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