Prose

Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Muses

What happens when you mix up Sherlock Holmes with feminist criticism and hefty dollop of the absurd via hallucinogens and inappropriate behaviour?

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Knitting for the Babies of Hiroshima

This started life as a response to John Hersey’s book, Hiroshima. I was so pleased to have found a really cheap copy online that I never realised I’d bought an original 1946 edition, complete with yellowed pages and stiffly posed author photo. Somehow my train of thought led me to vintage knitting patterns, and the crisp, prescriptive text and the tightly-bonnetted models in their intricately crafted matinée jackets. I was initially a little shocked by the effect of combining the two – it was definitely more than just the sum of its parts. I decided to present the final piece as a facsimile of a vintage knitting pattern (I collected loads from the Salvation Army shop during the research stages), with the change of ‘voice’ depicted by the alternating fonts.

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