Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Susan at School (My Favourite Illustration)

My favourite illustration from a Jane Shaw book: the girls in the prefects' study at the beginning of Chapter 4 of Susan at School, The Mysterious Map. It is not a dramatic scene or a cliff-hanger, just a comfortable situation. The text reads: They had the prefects' room to themselves; Midge was lying prone in the one armchair, half-asleep, Susan was languidly putting out the cups and saucers and Tessa was crouched over the fire as usual, watching the kettle.