Letters to Michael Letters to Michael


Price £22.00

In the late 1940s, Charles Philipson created a series of illustrated letters to encourage his son Michael to read. These letters capture the delight to be found in the mundane detail of everyday life: passengers on the morning train hidden behind their newspapers; the fun to be had on a revolving office chair; the postman on his bicycle.

Often sketched in haste during tea breaks, Charles' affectionate words and mischievous drawings acted as gentle encouragement of Michael’s own creative explorations.

In this delightful book, the handwritten letters are reproduced in facsimile, giving us a glimpse of a more innocent time.

Clothbound hardback
21.5 x 15cm