This beautiful book was the brainchild of Lynne Chitty who has been working on the project for over a year. Since January 2021 she has been joined by wildlife artist Gary Hodges to help compile and oversee the book production. The book is being designed by Paul Whymant-Morris, who has over 30 years experience of working with top agencies, big name pop stars and numerous books, all designed with care and attention to detail. The book will be printed in the UK by Emmerson Press who have supported wildlife charities for over three decades. They are generously donating their printing costs, saving this project at least £8,000.

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Some examples of double page spreads below (click on image to enlarge):

The art of Martin Aveling

Martin Aveling double page spread

The love of elephants Sangita Iyer

Sangita Iyer double page spread

The art of Chris Rose

Chris Rose double page spread

Guy Combes African wildlife

Guy Combes double page spread

There will be a two book launches (10 and 11 September) held at the prestigious Nature in Art museum in Gloucestershire, UK celebrating the creation of the book and celebrating animals themselves.

A selling exhibition of the art and photography will be staged in conjunction with the launch starting 7 September. The artworks will be hung in the main two galleries at Nature in Art, the world's first and Europe's only museum dedicated to art inspired by nature.  At least 50% of sales will go to the animal charities featured in the book.

Among the treasure trove of contributors are Dame Maureen Lipman, Jonathan and Angela Scott and Pam Ayres MBE. For a full list of contributors please click here.

The timeless Virginia McKenna OBE  has written the beautifully composed foreword and also has the last word in the book, with a recently written poignant poem. 

    LEGACY OF LOVE BOOK & LIMITED EDITION BOOK FACTS:

  • ​​Large format hardback 350mm x 245 mm

  • 328 pages

  • 350 pages, personalised name & gold edges in Limited Edition

  • Forest Stewardship Council certified paper

  • Printed in the UK to reduce carbon emissions

  • Printed by Emmerson Press donating print costs of at least £8,000

  • All profits to animal charities featured in the book

  • All contributors gave their time freely

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Jonathan and Angela Scott art and photography

Jonathan & Angela Scott double page spread

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Derek Robertson double page spread

Karen Laurence Rowe art

Karen Laurence Rowe double page spread

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Rula Lenska double page spread