Thursday, June 21, 2012

Griffin & Sabine


Preparing for a yard sale, I came across a book a friend had given me in college.

It's called GRIFFIN & SABINE, An Extraordinary Correspondence:




Oh how I loved this book, for all of it's uniqueness. It's done in a series of postcards and letters that you pull out of little envelopes to read. And the illustrations are mesmerizing.



Griffin is a lonely artist living in London, when he receives a postcard from an artist named Sabine who lives on a fictitious island. Their correspondence becomes very personal and they fall in love without ever having met. The book contains hints of mysticism, too.




"Sabine, when you found me, I thought my loneliness had gone for good. I was kidding myself. I desperately desire your company. I haven't talked to anyone in three days."

Makes a great gift or coffee table book. You can find it, HERE!

17 comments:

Stina Lindenblatt said...

What a cool gift. Reminds me of some of the fairy books my daughter owns. They have beautiful pictures and letters to read.

Christina Lee said...

And I was reminded by a friend on Facebook that it's a trilogy!

Meredith said...

Wow, what a cute and interesting book! I'll have to be on the lookout for it.

Christina Lee said...

Your next gift, M! :D

storyqueen said...

I am a total sucker for books with letters inside!

Looks delightful!

Shelley

Kelly Polark said...

The forgotten treasures you find while organizing! I'm slowly unpacking the 30 boxes I packed a year and a half ago when I thought we were moving (my hubby got transferred back in that time), and there are things I'm donating and lovely finds that I smile at!

Matthew MacNish said...

That looks gorgeous, and you know I'm down for mysticism.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you for reminding me about this book. I had seen it somewhere before. My daughter is 31 and she has a few postman books from her childhood that were kinda like this with little letters inside. I must get this for her.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Have you read the whole series? It's amazing!! <3

Christina Lee said...

Caroline,

I haven’t! Okay, you’ve inspired me to get the next two!

Julie Dao said...

What a cool book! I love interactive books. I've been eyeing these giant Dragon and Mermaid books for a long time, the ones with the pop-up pictures and envelopes with notes you can read, and dragon "scales" you can feel.

LisaDay said...

I have a cool DIsney book with things your pull out of envelopes, too. What a neat book.

LIsaDay

Elana Johnson said...

It looks very charming! So did you decide to keep it or did it go into the sell bin?

DL Hammons said...

I love rummaging through old stuff and discovering long forgotten treasures! Such a kick!! :)

Christina Lee said...

Elana, KEEP! :D

Lola Sharp said...

Having trouble leaving a comment...test #3

Lola Sharp said...

Okay, well...in my previous attempts at leaving a comment I said how lovely I think this book sounds, and what a truly splendid gift.
I'm a huge fan of interactive books and snail mail letters. <3
I shall be purchasing this book. Perhaps two, so I may give one as a gift. :)

Hugs,
Lola