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A Great Catch

Suitable for: Book Clubs

Sponsored by: Garfield Weston Foundation

Fish – a staple and healthy food that’s fed our nation over the centuries. Maybe you have some favourite recipes? These two paintings are about first catching, then selling, fish over a hundred years ago. This is an atmospheric behind-the- scenes look at life on the Cornish coastline.

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Move in and feel round the ridges of the beautifully constructed hull of a rowing boat, lying diagonally on the sand, bow towards us. It is blue-grey which is the dominant colour in this luminous painting. It is a Cornish beach not a Mediterranean one! Standing leaning back on the hull in profile is a young girl. She faces to the right. She is wearing the traditional dress of the fisherwomen woollen head shawl, long skirted dress covered by a russet apron and boots on her feet. Feel her bent arm as she rests on the boat. Move to the right and find the approaching figure of a fisherman.

What's inside

  • 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

The Fisherman by Henry Scott Tuke
A Fish Sale by Stanhope A Forbes

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