Authors > The Illustrated Travelogues of Ithell Colquhoun with Stewart Lee
“How I envy you if you are about to read either, or both, of Ithell Colquhoun’s gnostic travelogues for the first time, for soon you too will be post-Colquhoun and everything will seem ever so slightly altered.” —Stewart Lee
THE ILLUSTRATED TRAVELOGUES
Reprinted for the first time since the 1950s, and introduced by comedian and writer Stewart Lee, Colquhoun’s illustrated travelogues of Ireland and Cornwall are essential reading for anyone looking to leave the modern world behind. Sensitive to the eerie, numinous beauty of the countryside and with a head full of lore and legend, Colquhoun swiftly becomes our gnostic guide on a journey through ancient lands of Druidic myth and Celtic history. These unique travelogues stand above the humdrum of travel writing.
The Crying of the Wind: Ireland
The Living Stones: Cornwall
was a painter and writer whose works contributed greatly to the British Surrealist movement before and after the Second World War. Her phantasmagoric landscapes and penetrating portraits hang on the walls of major galleries across the country. Her work is informed by a profound understanding of animism, the esoteric and the occult.