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    DescriptionTwo 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.

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    Two Turtle Doves
    A Memoir of Making Things
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alex Monroe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 218 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 440 g
    ISBN 13: 9781408841181
    ISBN 10: 1408841185

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEAS
    BIC subject category V2: WF
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400, A04500000
    BISAC V2.8: ANT021000
    DC22: 739.27092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15810
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000, CRA014000
    DC23: 745.5092
    Thema V1.0: DNC, WF
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQV
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU-GB-EAS
    LC classification: NK7398.M66 A4 2014
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    09 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Alex Monroe grew up in rural Suffolk and showed a keen interest in art and design from an early age. Alex trained at Sir John Cass Faculty of Art in Whitechapel. He set up his business in South London in 1986 and Alex Monroe Jewellery is now an iconic and internationally successful brand. @agmonroe www.alexmonroe.com
    Review quote
    This is a tremendous book. A generous story of making, looking, travelling and growing up... Edmund de Waal This month we're excited about ... Jeweller Alex Monroe's memoir. 'I loved his accounts of childhood escapades, his honesty about feeling shy at big events and his admission that, for his, real satisfaction comes not from glitzy parties but from seeing a stranger on a train wearing one of his creation.' Recommended Psychologies A hidden gem ... A good deal more than a memoir. It is difficult to think of a text that better describes the way in which lived experience is translated by high craftsmanship into art ... I imagine its being rediscovered with delight in some dusty book case a century hence and hailed as a classic Spectator A wonderful book, a hymn to the pleasurable process of making things The Times Just as delicate and golden as his famous pieces - a heartfelt celebration of creativity, craftsmanship and love Harper's Bazaar Magical Elle