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The Granny Alphabet

Tim Walker, Kit Hesketh-Harvey


An affectionate two-volume A–Z of all things granny by the renowned photographer Tim Walker and the illustrator Lawrence Mynott


Tim Walker has won a cult following for his flamboyant, lavishly staged and surrealist fashion photography. Now he brings his unique brand of very British fantasia to a subject close to his and all our hearts: grannies. Pour yourself a cup of tea and step into an enchanted realm, where twinkling Miss Marple-types elope to Egypt in head-to-toe tartan or jet off to Mars on a flying saucer… You’ll find Lucinda, whose hat addiction shows no sign of waning (she even goes to bed in one), and Hattie, who’ll give you a humbug if you’re helpful.

Volume 1 offers a collection of granny portraits by Tim Walker, arranged alphabetically and accompanied by short, gently humorous verse by Kit Hesketh-Harvey. In Volume 2, fashion illustrator Lawrence Mynott contributes his own A–Z of lively old ladies…

Spirited, stylish, sweet – here are granny archetypes of every stripe.

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'Frivolous and affectionate fun'

'Never before have grandmothers been so inspirational'

'The fashion photographer’s genius new book pours his whimsical style into beautiful shots of grannies doing things that they love. Silver is officially the new black'

'A lovely book to celebrate growing older'
The Women’s Room

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: PLC (no jacket)

Size: 26.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 148 pp

Publication date: 4 November 2013

ISBN: 9780500544266

Contents List

Book 1: The Granny Alphabet, with photographs by Tim Walker and verse by Kit Hesketh-Harvey Book 2: The Granny Alphabet, with illustrations by Lawrence Mynott

About the Author

Established photographer Tim Walker’s work appears regularly in the world’s best fashion magazines, including Vanity Fair, Love magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and British Vogue.

Kit Hesketh-Harvey is an award winning performer, composer, writer and translator.

List of Contributors

Tim Walker, Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Lawrence Mynott