Within this book lies a house and within this house lies a world - a world of stories. A wonderful adventure made up of 12 fairytales written for grown-ups. The house is a diary of ages and fashions, a monument of moments frozen into stone and wood. These imaginative stories are tied together not only by the house but by a common theme of living happily, sustainably and in harmony with nature. They also carry a warning for all of us, hinting at the disastrous consequences of our destructive behaviour. Beautifully illustrated throughout.
Reviewed by the Animal Rights Photographer Jo-Anne McArthur (subject of the documentary 'The Ghosts in our Machine') as being "...about animals, human over-population, and change. The stories in this book are told as fairy tales, but the facts are true. I adore this book! It's a work of art.... freakin' brilliant. I'm taken aback by it."
And Tony Wardle (Associate Director of Viva!) has described it as like being a mixture of Franz Kafka and Willy Wonka!
Written by Viva!'s own Philip McCulloch-Downs
"...and tonight of all nights, your feet have carried you here - a stranger made welcome in a stranger's home".