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.
Some examples of double page spreads below (click on image to enlarge):
"The words and images in this fascinating book will transport us all into a world where kindness
and beauty can embrace us all – if we open our eyes and our hearts."
Virginia McKenna OBE, Co-Founder, Born Free Foundation
"My favourite animals to watch are sloths and sifakas. Who could fail to love a three toed sloth with its Lone Ranger mask, Harpo Marx grin and under active metabolism, and the sight of sifakas bounding and leaping sideways never ceases to make me slowly sink to the ground in silent merriment"
Dame Maureen Lipman DBE, Actor
Martin Aveling double page spread
Sangita Iyer double page spread
Chris Rose double page spread
Guy Combes double page spread
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. You can also watch her talking about Legacy of Love with her son Will Travers on the Home page.
LEGACY OF LOVE BOOK & LIMITED EDITION BOOK FACTS:
Large format hardback 350mm x 245 mm
328 pages in the First edition
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 & Angela Scott double page spread
Derek Robertson double page spread
Karen Laurence Rowe double page spread
Rula Lenska double page spread