Two Turtle Doves: A Memoir of Making Things (Hardback)
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Two Turtle Doves: A Memoir of Making Things (Hardback)

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Two Turtle Doves is the story of a life spent making things. Growing up in 1970s Suffolk in a crumbling giant of a house with wild, tangled gardens, Alex Monroe was left to wreak havoc by invention. Without visible parental influence, but with sisters to love him and brothers to fight for him, he made nature into his world. Creation became a compulsion, whether it was go-carts and guns, cross-bows and booby-traps, boats, bikes or scooters. And then, it was jewellery. From full-out warfare waged against the local schoolboys to the freedom found in daredevil Raleigh bike antics to the delicacies of dress-making and the most intricate designs for jewellery, Two Turtle Doves traces the intimate journey of how an idea is transformed from a fleeting thought into an exquisite piece of jewellery. It is about where we find our creativity, how we remember and why we make the things we do.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408841181
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 444 g
Dimensions: 216 x 153 x 25 mm

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“Two Turtle Doves”

A very interesting tale on how the journey from childhood developed the interests needed to become internationally known. Shows the importance of imagination.

Hardback edition
22nd February 2014
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“The truth behind the beauty”

Perfectly combining the 'boy's own' adventures of the author's youth with a fascinating insight in to the world of jewellery design and making, this is a thoroughly enjoyable memoir.
Even if... More

Hardback edition
11th March 2014
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“A truly wonderful memoir”

This book is wonderful. Alex Monroe is so passionate about the jewellery that he designs and makes that this shows in the descriptive writing of this memoir. This book goes through childhood memories and experiences... More

Hardback edition
11th March 2014
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