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    This book is a limited edition of 10. It includes a specially curated set of images from the main body of the project consisting of over 9,000 images. The work is Wendy Aldiss’s response to her father’s death. In this book you will also find an object or objects that belonged to her father, Brian Aldiss, when he died. The object(s) in this book will feature in one of the photographs in the book, though not necessarily prominently. While there are crossovers no two books contain the identical collection of images or the same object. The inclusion of an object reflects the main subject matter of the work – possessions – and was inspired by Brian Aldiss’s 1990 autobiographical book on his writing life, ‘Bury My Heart at W.H. Smith’s’. His limited edition of 250 signed copies with 6 extra chapters all had “its own unique Aldiss souvenir” tucked into the cover. This box, so beautifully made to Wendy’s design by Neil Randall, echoes some of the boxes she found in among her father’s things. We hope you enjoy exploring it.
  • My Father’s Things

    £35.00£40.00
    Following the death of her father Wendy Aldiss realised that, in a way, she could continue to photograph him – by making images of his possessions. Wendy went on to photograph absolutely everything that he had in 2018, right down to his paperclips. This labour of love and grieving has resulted in a fascinating and complete catalogue of the items owned by a man of 92yrs; a writer, poet and artist. The book is a beautifully designed selection from the 9,000+ images Wendy Aldiss took. It is a 256 page hardcover book containing full colour images and fold-out plates, with a foreword by renowned Novelist Christopher Priest and an essay on ‘Dwelling in a Writer’s Home’ by Dr Margaret Gibson Academic and Writer.