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Bantock, Nick

Works: 82 works in 268 publications in 8 languages and 11,560 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Epistolary fiction  Frame stories  Diary fiction  Psychological fiction  Fantasy fiction  Experimental fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Pop-up books  Toy and movable books 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor
Classifications: PR6052.A54, 823.914
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Publications about Nick Bantock
Publications by Nick Bantock
Most widely held works by Nick Bantock
Griffin & Sabine : an extraordinary correspondence by Nick Bantock( Book )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and held by 1,545 libraries worldwide
It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point nothing was to remain the same in the life of Griffin Moss, a quiet, solitary artist living in London. His logical, methodical world was suddenly turned upside down by a strangely exotic woman living on a tropical island thousands of miles away. Who is Sabine? How can she "see" what Griffin is painting when they have never met? Is she a long-lost twin? A clairvoyant? Or a malevolent angel? Are we witnessing the flowering of a magical relationship or a descent into madness? This stunning visual novel unfolds in a series of postcards and letters, all brilliantly illustrated with whimsical designs, bizarre creatures, and darkly imagined landscapes. Inside the book, Griffin and Sabine's letters are to be found nestling in their envelopes, permitting the reader to examine the intimate correspondence of these inexplicably linked strangers. This truly innovative novel combines a strangely fascinating story with lush artwork in an altogether original format
Sabine's notebook : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine continues by Nick Bantock( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in 6 languages and held by 1,266 libraries worldwide
Griffiin & Sabine, the most creative and discussed bestseller of 1991, left readers on the edge of a precipice. In the second volume of this inventive trilogy, they begin--along with Griffin--the fall. Told through strangely beautiful postcards and richly decorated letters, that actually must be taken from their envelopes to be read, the story is also culled from the sketchbook and diary kept by the possible unreal Sabine
The golden mean : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine concludes by Nick Bantock( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
The Griffin & Sabine and continued in Sabine's Notebook concludes as the mystery of the two artists deepens and the content of each letter or postcard ultimately reveals the secrets behind their spirited, imaginative union
The forgetting room : a fiction by Nick Bantock( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and held by 676 libraries worldwide
A Boston man inherits a house in Spain from his grandfather, who was a painter. The house is full of paintings with puzzles and as he solves them the man discovers a talent for painting
The Venetian's wife : a strangely sensual tale of a Renaissance explorer, a computer, and a metamorphosis by Nick Bantock( Book )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Sara Wolfe is about to fall backwards. The thick walls that separate the past from the present are crumbling, but she doesn't know it yet. She's just working at the museum, retouching yet another canvas, trying not to go out of her mind with boredom. Putting down her brush - just a short break, she thinks - she heads to the gallery to take another look at that new drawing, the one she can't stop thinking about, the one of the Hindu god Shiva, who dances ... That's when it all begins. The next day, an E-mail message brings her a job offer: to find the few remaining pieces of a fifteenth-century adventurer's renowned collection of Indian sculptures. Her employer, curiously, wishes to communicate only by computer. She has no idea who he is or why he wants her, but other mysteries soon preoccupy her, such as the meaning of an enigmatic illuminated manuscript - and the sensual transformation that seems to be overtaking her
The Gryphon : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine is rediscovered by Nick Bantock( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
A new volume in the correspondence series that began with Griffin and Sabine reveals the fates of the original characters while introducing Matthew and Isabella, long-distance lovers who find themselves in a perilous situation
Alexandria : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine unfolds by Nick Bantock( Book )
7 editions published in 2002 in English and French and held by 525 libraries worldwide
As Matthew Sedon, an Egyptologist, and Isabella de Reims, a student in Paris, struggle to make sense of their feelings and a world beyond their experience, Griffin Moss and Sabine Strohem come to their aid
The morning star : in which the extraordinary correspondence of Griffin & Sabine is illuminated by Nick Bantock( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 512 libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of illustrated letters and postcards exchanged by long-distance lovers Matthew Sedon and Isabella de Reims as she makes her way to meet him in Egypt, urged on by enigmatic soulmates Griffin and Sabine
The museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock( Book )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
The story of "the post-death journey of the mysterious Curator Non as he gathers together artists and collectors, sifting and analyzing their lives, all in a desperate attempt to break the amnesia that stops him from embarking on his passage to Heaven or Hell."--Jacket
Windflower : a novel by Nick Bantock( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 464 libraries worldwide
Promised in marriage to a man she does not love, Ana, a beautiful young dancer, flees her wedding and journeys to the exotic port of Serona in search of Felix Bulerias, a man who is supposed to have the answers she seeks
The Egyptian jukebox : a conundrum by Nick Bantock( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
The trickster's hat : a mischievous apprenticeship in creativity by Nick Bantock( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
"In The Trickster's Hat, bestselling author of the Griffin & Sabine trilogy Nick Bantock invites you to lose yourself in order to become a better creator. Inspired by Nick's popular and mischievous workshops, the book's fourty-nine perceptive exercises will encourage you to forget your destination while you meander through the wonderous world that awaits you in the periphery of your mind's eye."--Back cover
The pharos gate : Griffin & Sabine's lost correspondence by Nick Bantock( Book )
3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Shares the fate of lovers Griffin and Sabine, in a volume published simultaneously with the twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of "Griffin & Sabine."
The Canterbury tales by Peter Ackroyd( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
In 'The Canterbury Tales', Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce
Paris out of hand by Karen Elizabeth Gordon( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in French and English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
An illustrated guide to a surrealist Paris. At the Cinema l'Ange des Sables, they show only movies shot in the desert, while in the Cafe Dada you insert food into an automatic dispenser and get money. By the author of The Red Shoes
Wings : a pop-up book of things that fly by Nick Bantock( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Text, pop-up pictures, flaps, and pull tabs introduce the aerodynamic principles in wings
Kubla Khan : a pop-up version of Coleridge's classic by Samuel Taylor Coleridge( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Jabberwocky : a pop-up rhyme from Through the looking glass by Lewis Carroll( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Text and pop-up illustrations present the classic nonsense poem in which the burbling Jabberwock is slain
Griffin & Sabine : an extraordinary correspondence by Nick Bantock( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Imaginary letters between Griffin Moss, a quiet artist living in London and Sabine, an exotic woman living on a tropical island thousands of miles away
There was an old lady by Nick Bantock( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
A cumulative folk song in which the solution proves worse than the predicament when an old lady swallows a fly. Features pop-up illustrations
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Alternative Names
Bantock, Nicholas
Bantock, Nick 1949-
Nick Bantock
Nick Bantock artiste britannique
Nick Bantock British artist
Sabine Strohem
בנטוק, ניק
バントック, ニック
English (135)
German (7)
French (7)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (2)
Dutch (2)
Portuguese (1)
Hebrew (1)
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