29 Jun 2009

Randwick resident writes I-Spy Stroud

St Peter's RC High deputy head Philip Rush, a Randwick resident and illustrator Nadine Faye James have published just 250 copies of I-Spy Stroud, a faithful homage to the Michelin I-Spy books of the 1950s and 60s.

Photo: Stroud Bookshop window and below Citizen photo

Philip is quoted in the Citizen saying: "They were quite nice little old books when we were young. Looking at them now, they seem quite funny in appearance." And of his book he says: "As you go, you fill the details of what you have spotted, and the little book becomes a journal of your exploration of Stroud."

I had a look at the book this week - it is great and had me smiling - but should be read with, a pinch of salt - as the Citizen note according to Philip, Shakespeare renamed Stroud's pubs when he visited the town on a stag weekend in 1594.

Michelin – which owns the rights to the brand – has its approval to the project, on the condition that only 250 copies are produced. Copies from Stroud Bookshop - only £6.

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