Aren't they amazing?
I'm imagining them framed adorning the walls around here.Wiki link to their story and a bit of history about them, absolutely worth a few minutes of your time for the read. Some of their most noted work was with Dodie Smith the author of One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Edin Blyton's, The Enchanted Wood which is noted as being one of the twins most collectible works of illustrations.
My online investigations regarding this title, and regarding what dealers are selling this title for have thrown me some seriously crazy results. Let's just say some results indicate I could take myself out for dinner at the local Indian place I love if I sold it at one particular price. However other results indicate that it I could treat myself to a night away somewhere nice. So before I get carried away with plans on whacking these illustrations on my walls, I'm holding out to consult with a vintage/antique book dealer friend of ours. I have however become rather fond of the twins story (being a twin angel mumma myself) and I'm rather fond of holding on to this book and starting a collection of the books they have illustrated.
I have other sweet storybook finds to share, but this deserved a post all of its on.