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'These are moments of sublime beauty and wonder in the everyday that remind me of the power of the so-called ordinary to be the shimmering basis of art.' - Ian McMillan, writer, man about town, presenter of BBC R3's The Verb

January: A man walking along Caledonian Road falls over onto the huge roll of bubble wrap he is hugging, perhaps for just this sort of situation.

Inspired by her popular Twitter account, The Year I Stopped to Notice brings together Miranda Keeling's observations of the magic, humour, strangeness and beauty in ordinary life. Through the changing seasons, on city streets and on buses, in parks and cafes, Miranda notices things: moments between friends, the interactions of strangers, children delighting in the world around them, the quiet melancholy of lost items on the pavement.

Accompanied by stunning watercolour illustrations from Luci Power, Miranda's poetic vignettes take us on journeys of discovery and share with us the joy of stopping to notice.

September: On a sweltering, packed rush-hour train, my arm suddenly feels lovely and cool, and I look down to see a shopping bag held by the woman beside me - full of just-bought cartons of milk.


AUTHOR: Miranda Keeling is a writer and performer. She writes plays, screenplays, short stories, articles and poems. As an actor she works in radio, voiceover, TV, film and stage and is a winner of the BBC Radio's Norman Beaton Fellowship. This is her first book. She lives in London.

 

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"Having seen a few previews of this book it looks like an absolute delight. A perfect gifting book, but you will want to make sure you get a copy for yourself as well.

If you have ever seen Miranda Keeling’s twitter timeline then you will know of the simple but brilliant observations that are recorded every day. Many are humorous, many moving and most hugely relatable. This book compiles the best of these observations so far and combines them with wonderful illustrations from Luci Power to create something truly magical.
It is the sort of book that will make you consider how much enjoyment simple things can give you each day. It may even tempt you to just go outside and observe the people around you, to see what moments you can spy and treasure."

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SKU:
9781785787966
ISBN13:
9781785787966
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Author:
Miranda Keeling
Publisher:
Icon Books
Publication:
17-Mar-2022
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
192
Stock Status:
In stock
Weight:
280 Grams
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