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A Castle in England A collaboration between writer Jamie Rhodes and the National Trust, A Castle in England is a unique and fascinating graphic fiction project inspired by Scotney Castle in KentUsing the rich history of this fourteenth century castle as a starting point, Rhodes has created five short stories that take place over different eras in the castle s past The Labourer Medieval , The Priest Elizabethan , The Smuggler Georgian , The Widow Victorian , and The Hunter Edwardian Each of these stories has been illustrated by experienced comic and graphic novel artists Isaac Lenkiewicz, Briony May Smith, William Exley, Becky Palmer, and Isabel Greenberg, creating a visually striking graphic collection that is steeped in historical contextJamie Rhodes is a London based writer working in screen, prose, and comics He studied Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he focused on Heideggarian studies and Phenomenology He later trained as a script reader and co founded the filmmaking collective, Donkey Stone Films, in Nottingham Jamie has been supported by EM Media, IdeasTap, Arvon Foundation, Spread the Word, and the Arts Council England He is the author of Dead Mens Teeth, launched at the British Library in

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15 thoughts on “A Castle in England

  1. Annie Green Annie Green says:

    Love this book The mix between fact fiction is so well done Gives you a real different perspective of Scotney Castle The illustrations are really well done Definitely recommend this book As a member of National Trust I really hope they undertake a project like this with some of their other properties.

  2. chrisbie chrisbie says:

    I love graphic novels however, this one, although there are several various styles and approaches to the stories, is rather shallow and superficial The historical facts are made available outside of the main story and require pre reading, which is not an elegant solution and counterintuitive.Too bad I had high hopes for this one

  3. A Reviewer A Reviewer says:

    Bought for my son for Christmas He was really pleased with it

  4. Bill Pen Bill Pen says:

    First, apart from a few pages of explanation and historical context and some family trees, this is a GRAPHIC NOVEL made up of four chapters or episodes from various centuries I should say that I m an English professor and believe in reading books, not comic books.This book is worth having if you have ancestors who are Darrells there are various spellings Not all Darr

  5. Karen K. Hart Karen K. Hart says:

    I love the idea of A Castle in England I love the look of the cover I ate up the preface The idea of portraying multiple stories from the same spot over history really piqued my interest The descriptions of historical context fascinated me, and I felt they were simplified just enough to provide lots of information while keeping them interesting I loved the idea of the stories

  6. Silea Silea says:

    As a dutiful listener to the History of England podcast, i was excited to get my hands on this book Granted, at the time of publication, most of these stories are well ahead of the podcast narrative, but whatever, i still love some English History for People Who Aren t Scholars or Lay Scholars of English History.Anyway, so this book presents each section as such 1 Family tree of the r

  7. Michael Michael says:

    I had intended this book for my 10 year old son, but it s a bit too violent for him at his age I found it fascinating myself Even though the subject matter is great, the execution isn t perfect There is a two page explanation after each of the five graphic short stories The explanations are completely necessary because some of the stories are hard to follow.One or two of the stories suffer fro

  8. Dr. E Dr. E says:

    I would imagine that the reasoning behind the use of an ensemble of artists is to product various impressions Ideally, this could showcase the talents of each artist as well as bring each segment importance and beauty Nonetheless, the actual product translates as disjointed Perhaps even perplexing, one can actually see an effort to marry all of these pieces artistically The entire book is presented in

  9. Alexander Lucard Alexander Lucard says:

    I loved the idea of this book I always enjoy illustrated nonfiction as a concept, whether it s the Andre the Giant biography Life and Legend or the Inside Outside book series It s such a fun concept, mixing art with learning and the graphic novel narrative may appeal to someone who can t slog through a full textbook on the subject.There are five different stories in A Castle in England Each one is from a differ

  10. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    If you re looking for facts and dates in British history you might enjoy this book The eras spanned are from the Medieval period through Edwardian times and Rhodes focuses on the lives of various professions Along with each section profession there are historical context pages that are packed with details Then there are the illustrated cartoon sections which are all done in sepia tones and red orange peach shades Becaus

  11. Buffy Buffy says:

    A Castle In England contains five stories all set in the same real life castle from different historical periods It s a good starting point and what initially drew me to the book Each story begins with a typeset paragraph that sets up the story This is followed by the graphic novel portion And then a in depth text gives a full accounting of the story.The problem with the book is that the graphic novel portion is hard to follow

  12. Scott Lloyd Scott Lloyd says:

    This is a great addition to my graphic novel collection I love the binding and paper quality, and the art hangs together nicely when viewed as a whole The five stories are illustrated by five different illustrators with contrasting effect The images are printed in a duotone technique red and dark brown ink that accents the avant guard feel of most of the stories It is put together with a lot of care, with an eye to small details such as

  13. says:

    Nobrow has really been on a roll for me The first three books that I read from their line was challenging in the sense that I didn t really enjoy them even if I could appreciate them Of late, I ve both enjoyed and appreciated what I ve been able to read A Castle in England continues that streak The artwork is simply presented and it works well with this collection of stories centering on A Castle in England or in this book, Scotney Castle in Kent

  14. Lucky Clucker Lucky Clucker says:

    First off, the binding is lovely this is a book made to last and to be flipped through over and over again.Second, there are different authors illustrators so the tales are VERY different Some I liked, some I was less fond of but I found them all very readable and was amazed by how much information a series of pictures without words can convey I like graphic novels, but I am somewhat new to them and try to approach them with an open, unfettered mind They

  15. Emily J. Morris Emily J. Morris says:

    I ll be very basic here I wasn t terribly into this book That said, I totally recognize this has a definite niche and such fans of history and graphic novels ought to be very pleased Jamie Rhodes takes a simple castle, researches its history, and creates a handful of story spanning its building to the recent status of the property These stories are brought to illustration by another handful of graphic artists So, yes, it s history in graphic novel short story for

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