Drawing And Painting Plants
Drawing And Painting Plants

Drawing and Painting Plants by Christina Brodie. QC's very first book, published by A & C Black in 2006. THE definitive, comprehensive guide to botanical painting, covering basic botany, plant groups and a scientific approach to the subject. Now in its 2nd edition!

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Fashion Bags And Purses
Fashion Bags And Purses

Fashion Bags and Purses by Christina Brodie. QC's second book for A & C Black, showing how to make a range of fashion bags and purses, along with instructions for adapting patterns.

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Scarves, Collars, Ties And Belts
Scarves, Collars, Ties And Belts

Scarves, Collars, Ties and Belts by Christina Brodie. QC's third book for A & C Black, showing how to make a range of scarves, collars, ties and belts, along with instructions for adapting patterns.

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Fashion Design Course: Accessories
Fashion Design Course: Accessories

Fashion Design Course: Accessories, by Jane Schaffer and Sue Saunders. QC's amazing gloves are featured in this super guide to contemporary accessory design by Jane Schaffer and Sue Saunders, of London College of Fashion!!

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Designing Accessories
Designing Accessories

Basics Fashion Design 09: Designing Accessories by John Lau. QC's gloves are featured in this excellent pocket guide to designing accessories by John Lau, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Symphony in Blue
Symphony in Blue

Symphony in Blue: Kate Bush And Her Legacy by Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska. QC contributes her quotes to Marta Oliehoek-Samitowska's fantastic study of Kate Bush's influence on contemporary female artists!

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Juniper Green
Juniper Green

Juniper Green by Good Friday. Part Legally Blonde, part The Sound of Music and part Bridget Jones, this is a hilarious, angst-ridden, unequivocally English and irrepressibly human tale of amateur music-making by ordinary people - with religion, an evil boss and female-on-female jealousy thrown into the mix.

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Queen Christina Songlyrics
Queen Christina Songlyrics

Queen Christina Songlyrics - Collected by Good Friday. Queen Christina's songlyrics are here listed album by album and in date order, enabling easy location of your favourite Queen Christina songs! Collected by the inimitable QC's right-hand "person" Good Friday.

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Queen Christina Quotes
Queen Christina Quotes

Queen Christina Quotes - Collected by Good Friday. Queen Christina turns philosopher, giving quotemeisters Karl Lagerfeld and Oscar Wilde a run for their money in this book of quotes on the life and universe of Queen Christina, aided and abetted by amanuensis Good Friday. A worthwhile, thoughtful and insightful read from this colourful cultural character.

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Christina Brodie Poems
Christina Brodie Poems

Christina Brodie Poems - Collected by Good Friday. The poetic works of Christina Brodie, written between 2008-2011. Mystical, magical, existential, humorous and gloriously vibrant, with flavours of Sylvia Plath and Dylan Thomas.

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Fat and Mad by Costas Karayiannis
Fat and Mad by Costas Karayiannis

If an escaped madman was running the country, would anyone know? More disturbingly, as long as he said the right things in the right way, would anyone actually care?... Follow the link to find out!

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"A Golfin' Dolphin"
"A Golfin' Dolphin"

Anthony Fairweather's comic poem, illustrated with colourful watercolour and ink drawings by Christina Brodie. A traditional and beautifully presented work, suitable for all ages.

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BOOKS

 

Both as "Queen Christina" and myself, I wrote and contributed to several books with subjects ranging from art instruction, accessory making, music, poetry and fiction to philosophy. These included:

 

* "Drawing and Painting Plants", the incredibly useful botanical painting manual from A & C Black

"Making Fashion Bags And Purses"

* "Making Scarves, Ties, Collars and Belts" ( basic guides to accessory making - both of the above also published by A & C Black)

* "Fashion Design Course: Accessories" by Jane Schaffer and Sue Saunders of London College of Fashion (designer contribution - pattern cutting and consultation)

*"Designing Accessories" by John Lau of Manchester Metropolitan University - top-of-the-range undergraduate/ postgraduate guide to making accessories by respected UK Uni fashion tutor (designer contribution - interview and images)

* "Symphony in Blue" by Marta-Oliehoek-Samitowska, discussing Kate Bush's influence in contemporary music (musical artist contribution - quotes)

* "Juniper Green" cover design for Kindle publication (novelletta by author Good Friday)

*"Queen Christina Songlyrics", "Queen Christina Quotes" and "Christina Brodie Poems", all Kindle publications co-written with author Good Friday 

*"Fat and Mad", cover design for the debut novel from Costas Karayiannis 

*"A Golfin' Dolphin", colourful watercolour illustrations for the poem by Anthony Fairweather

 

Click on the image of each book for a description and link to buy. 

GALLERY - BOOKS 2006-14