|Kitty Knight by Tim Walker|
This week it finally feels like the world is taking notice of older women - both the Fabulous Fashionistas variety and the ones who look more like my relatives. All the proceeds of Tim Walker's latest book The Granny Alphabet go to the charity Friends of the Elderly. Described by the fantastical photograper as 'Part photographic love letter to the elderly and part documentation of a dying breed of little old ladies,' each of Walker's grannies is accompanied by a short verse written by Kit Hesketh-Harvey:
Kitty Knight is keen on knitting.
Kitty Knits an awful lot.
Did she knit that kilt she's wearing?
I think knot.
There's still-life photography of traditional granny accessories: a bingo card, a walking stick, and the inside cover is a picture of a plastic rain hood, just like the one my nan used to wear:
|Nan's rain hood.|
This fantastic 'twinset' also contains a book of lovely illustrations by Lawrence Mynott:
Get your credit cards out, it's for a very good cause.
The Granny Alphabet (£24.95) is published by Thames & Hudson, available from 11 November 2013.