Joyce Dennys and Budleigh Salterton , An Artist's Life and Work in her Place and Times , 1893 to 1991 LOCAL DELIVERY product photo

Joyce Dennys and Budleigh Salterton , An Artist's Life and Work in her Place and Times , 1893 to 1991 LOCAL DELIVERY

Price: £25.00

Stock: 28 available

We are so delighted to be able to sell this book - and the full price of every book sold will go in support of the Fairlynch Museum.

Joyce Dennys who was born in British India in 1893 lived for eighty of her ninety-seven years in Budleigh Salterton. For much of that time she did so in unwilling disguise as Mrs Evans the doctor’s wife. As her real self Joyce Dennys – the illustrator, humorist, cartoonist and writer she produced work that would have been familiar to almost everyone between the 1920s and 1950s – especially to those who took the Sketch regularly..

However, it was not until after 1965 following the death of her husband known locally as Doctor Tom that she was able at the age of seventy-two to concentrate on painting for her own satisfaction. Among her works are twelve lively portraits of daily life in Budleigh Salterton which are reproduced in this book, as are several of her exquisite flower paintings.

In addition to its many illustrations the book contains a large selection of Joyce’s writing and in telling the story of her life and times, local writer Sarah Bussy supplies her readers with some interesting social history.

We are very grateful to Sarah for her support.

Price £25
This option is if you live in Budleigh Salterton - we can deliver to you - please add any specific directions to find your address in the other info box when you order. If you want us to post the book to you, please use the by post listing as charges will apply. Thank you.

You might also be interested in?

  • Buy  Image

    Vintage Lingerie: Historical Patterns and Techniques, by Jill Salen

    £30.00

    From 1920s French knickers to 1950s pin-up brassieres, these fabulous vintage pieces chart the progression of lingerie over the last 120 years.

    More Info

  • Buy  Image

    Muffin and the Passage of Time by Benjamin James Huxley

    £20.00

    Muffin the Mule first appeared on TV in 1946 and remained popular with a generation of children until 1955 and beyond.

    Buy Now

    More Info

  • Buy  Image

    Corsets , by Jill Salen

    £20.00

    How amazing to have a copy of this specialist book - signed by the author! Progressing through almost two centuries of corset-making, this fascinating collection showcases an astonishing range of period pieces, from the 1750 whale-boned corsets, through the invention of the sewing machine and mass-produced corsets of the 1850s to the makeshift corsets of World War One.

    Buy Now

    More Info

Return to the Page