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Oliver Jeffers is a children’s author and illustrator with incredibly distinctive style, both in his writing and his drawings. I have developed a sixth sense for recognizing an Oliver Jeffers book from thirty feet away, usually from the hand lettering that he uses throughout all of his works.
"Girls are the only ones who can really give each other close attention, the kind we equate with being loved. They notice what we want noticed."
I’m sorry to say that the blog post you are reading is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about thirteen books, one movie, and a soon-to-be released television series on Netflix.
William Faulkner’s deeply poetic and idiomatic prose style brings to life characters that feel as substantial as people you’ve known and loved. Ta-Nehisi Coates, in an insightful piece written for The Atlantic, argues that “Faulkner does not so much give a faithful rendition of the South, as he takes the language, the diction and vocab of his region, twists, contorts, pulls, and stretches it in a kind of homage.
The transition of an author from non-fiction to fiction can sometimes be a perilous voyage. But for J.D. Davies, who was born and raised on the coast of south-west Wales, the transition was smooth sailing.