My Father’s Things by Wendy Aldiss

Saturday 14 May 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Somerset House
D21 - L A Noble Gallery
Mezzanine - Discovery Section (D)

Photographer Wendy Aldiss has produced a beautiful book filled with stunning photographs of items found in her father's – writer and artist Brian Aldiss - home following his death in 2017 - books, magazines, clothes, paintings, furniture, receipts, photos, awards, wine bottles, kitchen utensils etc - even the bullet that struck him in 1945. She photographed every one of them. More than a portrait of one man through his things, this book has a universality that touches all that delve into its gorgeous pages. With an introduction from Christopher Priest, and an essay by Dr. Margaret Gibson. “This is a book to pore over and marvel at, beautiful, funny and moving. I loved it” Philip Pullman. “…the cumulative effect is one of grief and remembrance, of celebration, and, at the end, of love. It's like being welcomed in.” – Neil Gaiman