Book Giveaway: Rain Later, Good – Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer
With Christmas and the New Year well and truly behind us, February can be a little dull. So to perk things up a little Lovesail is giving away one signed copy of the stunning book Rain Later, Good – Painting the Shipping Forecast by Peter Collyer.
Rain Later, Good is the award-winning story of Peter Collyer’s extraordinary journey around the Shipping Forecast areas. The Shipping Forecast, broadcast by BBC Radio 4, is a national institution, relied upon by mariners but also strangely comforting and poetic to landlubbers. First published in 1998 to great reviews, Rain Later, Good was chosen by the RNLI to celebrate their 175th anniversary, and has sold over 25,000 copies.
Peter Collyer’s brilliant and detailed paintings help conjure up the most mythical locations, whilst his delightful idiosyncratic text provides a wealth of fascinating insights. He introduces us to the people who live and work in these shipping forecast areas, and he passes on snippets of tantalising information which give a powerful impression of the place and convey a real feeling of being there. The beautiful paintings from his travels really capture the spirit of these wild and isolated spots, and this new edition includes new paintings, sketches and up to date text. This is a much-loved book celebrating an iconic broadcast.
A very remarkable painter. His work is simply stunning with an observed intensity which makes him very special indeed.’ Chris Beetles in The Daily Telegraph
‘The most delightful and unexpected book I’ve encountered this year… a wonderful book.’ John Naughton, The Times
To be in with a chance of winning this lovely book just visit our Lovesail Facebook page and ‘like’ our Lovesail page (make sure you like the page, not a post). The closing date for ‘likes’ is 28th February 2014. We will pick one winner from the ‘like’ list after the closing date. Terms and Conditions of the Giveaway can be seen here.