Tag Archives: China

Sally Kindberg’s Museum of Dust Part One – Great Wall of China dust

I’m slowly adding to my Museum of Dust,  and each tiny bottle has a tale to tell.  My plan is to have a miniature travelling museum of dust and related stories. In the early spring of 2012 I travelled to Hong Kong, Suzhou (as recommended … Continue reading

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Hair

Recently Christa Tam, whom I’d met in Hong Kong earlier this year when I was taking part in the Hong Kong International Young Readers Festival, asked me to write something about my favourite childhood book.  Christa is book project manager … Continue reading

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China trip part five

  Having drawn the Great Wall of China for the Comic Strip History of the World, I wanted to see the real thing.  One free morning in Beijing before I left for London – but the cold and foggy conditions … Continue reading

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China trip part four

The Bookworm Festival included a visit to a school run by the Migrant Children’s Foundation for children whose parents have been drawn from the countryside to work in China’s cities.  A car picked us up from the Opposite House and drove … Continue reading

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China trip part three

Five hours travelling north from Suzhou to Beijing was a 302 km/h elevated and foggy whizz through countryside rapidly being converted into blocks of flats, roads cut into raw earth and forest of pylons. Luckily all the seats face forward as I … Continue reading

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China trip part two

Flew north to Shanghai, met by large poet Butler who was also taking part in the three cities’  Beijing Bookworm Festival, in Suzhou, a very boring 2 hours’ drive west of Shanghai along grey motorways.  Suzhou is a delight, a … Continue reading

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Book review

Just seen rather nice book review for The Big Fat Book of Knowledge, omnibus edition of three Bloomsbury comic strip books I’ve worked on with Tracey Turner.  This pic from one of them …

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