It was only a matter of time before Lorette came up with a book about boats - so here it is, in her instantly recognisable style and colours! You will find some historic references, sketches/paintings of the icons in Victoria Harbour, yachts big/small, the usual busy working vessels, many varieties of large/small river boats, many beautifully decorated ….. plus of course, the ropes, floats, fenders and anchors that are always nearby.
This book is spiced with Lorette’s hand-written notes of interesting trivia, facts discovered in her research and comments about the boats.
In common with all her books, this does not claim to be a reference tome but it is one that endeavours to conjure up memories and to trigger the imagination. For example, just what does Charlotte Dundas have to do with tugboats? and where would you put a ‘long button’? …..and, by the way, whilst floating through the pages, don’t forget to spot her little snails – one on every Page!
304mm x 217mm (Landscape) 72 pages
Sketches of Hong Kong - 2020 Calendar
One might be forgiven for thinking that Lorette, for this her 12th Hong Kong Calendar, might have run out of subject matter, but look above and see that her 2020 Calendar is full of original Hong Kong pictures, yet her familiar style, colour, fun and snails, are all there, including watery scenes with boats and The Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, old-style doors and post boxes.
Calendars are 170 mm. x 210 mm. (8.5 ins. x 6.75 ins.). Landscape.
COLOUR HONG KONG!
Lorette E. Roberts (A4 Landscape with high quality paper). The spiral binding allows it to lie flat.
Lorette invites us to use the book as a sketchbook, scrapbook or travelogue and provides - alongside her own images - guidelines/tips on sketching.
The book is divided into sections, indicated by coloured strips on the edge of each right hand page. These sections include: Chinese New Year, Celebrations, Traditional Hong Kong, Nature (of course!) and ships.
Not just another book about Hong Kong- with its delightful and colourful sketches and paintings, it aids and abets the current craze to “colour something in”!
Action List! - Jotter A4
These jotters become an indispensable part of the household, staying put and in full view on your refrigerator door.
Decorated by familiar scenes by Lorette, they are made in the UK of melamine with a magnetic backing. There are two sizes and both come supplied with a whiteboard pen and holder that stays in place on the board.
A4: 292 mm x 216 mm x 3.2mm