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Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence Hardcover – Illustrated, September 1, 1991
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Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Griffin is a postcard artist in England and Sabine is a stamp designer for a small Pacific island. Each is perceived as sublimely exotic to the other as they reveal the secrets of their lives through correspondence.
What is the romance of "Griffin & Sabine?" Besides being an 'extraordinary correspondence,' it is about two lovers who connect through the artistic passions they share. Like the romances that now happen through the internet, or the Victorian era correspondences, there is an innocence and delicacy to their exchanges of mail.
This is the romance which never happened in "84 Charing Cross Road." This is what the romance should've been in "You've Got Mail." This is what "Cyrano De Bergerac" could've been if not a tragedy.
Bantock dangles a sensuous, sumptuous step into the hearts of a fantasy based in a reality that the reader will smile, wondering if the writer knew someone like Sabine, if she has been created like Pygmalion sculpted Galatea.
Begin with "Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence" and follow their story through subsequent tales in other book.
This is a great gift book. If you are looking for substantial reading, skip this, but if you want a diversion, something to explore and take in visually, this book is for you.
I have loved these books since I first read them several years ago, and I keep coming back to them and rereading them over and over. They are truly able to transport you from Sabines sun-drenched paradaisical island home, to Griffin's rain-soaked isolation, and into other realms that are far less easy to describe. Excellently wrought and wonderfully creative, I encourage anyone with an imagination to read this trilogy: "Griffin and Sabine," "Sabine's Notebook," and finally, "The Golden Mean."
Since reading through the whole trilogy, I have been using this book as a great gift click since everyone should be exposed to this fantasy. I think it is virually impossible for anyone to not like this book, unless they are against imagination, love, and mystery.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such an interesting concept. I love the details of the art and the mystery of the exchanges. Beautiful.Published 28 days ago by TradeChick
Such a fun and exciting book! Got it for my mom for mother'said day and she loved it! If you're looking for a book that has presentation as good as its content, this is a perfect... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rebecca
I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I came across Griffin and Sabine's story. I was just looking for something to keep me company on a quiet Sunday evening. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fres Wicker
A different kind of read/genre. Definitely happy I stepped out of my typical genre. Very enjoyable.Published 5 months ago by Barbara
The second in a series, this is a great continuation of the story.Published 6 months ago by Mary T. Weaver