2 December 2018

‘A Book of Ducks’

Christmas is all about the season of giving. In 1952 Britten received A King Penguin book titled ‘A Book of Ducks’ as a present from one of Pears’ sisters Norah. She inscribed the book with “Ben from Norah – Christmas 1952”.

The Book of Ducks

Cover design of the book.

The Book of Ducks inscription

Inscription by Norah and Britten and Pears’ bookplate below.