Book Signing for Two Turtle Doves: A Memoir of Making Things
Email sent: Mar 18, 2014 4:01 pm
'A tremendous book' Edmund de Waal
Two Turtle Doves: A Memoir of Making Things
Two Turtle Doves is the story of a life spent making things. Whether it was go-carts and guns, cross-bows and booby-traps, boats, bikes or scooters. And then, it was jewellery. Alex’s book traces the intimate journey of how an idea is transformed from a fleeting thought into an exquisite piece of jewellery. It is about where we find our creativity and why we make the things we do.
'Those expecting a polite, perhaps even genteel stroll through a high-end world of necklaces, earrings, lockets and so forth will be taken aback…. I imagine its being rediscovered with delight in some dusty bookcase a century hence and hailed as a classic.
Two Turtle Doves is a good deal more than a memoir. It is difficult to think of a text that better describes the way in which lived experience is translated by high craftsmanship into art.'
Wynn Wheldon. The Spectator
If you can't make it to join us on the evening, then you can always purchase a copy of Two Turtle Doves at www.alexmonroe.com