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"Pelham Puppets - A Collector's Guide" provides a comprehensive history of these fascinating puppets that have reflected society and social change through the latter part of the twentieth century. The Pelham Puppets company was formed to provide a vibrancy and colour that had long been lacking in the lives of children - and indeed adults. The puppets produced ranged from fairytale characters, such as kings, queens and wicked witches, through loveable animals such as Wags the dog and Muffin the mule. An absolute must for collectors, this book explains the development of the puppets and the different types and their related terminology. Enlivened by lavish colour photography throughout, together with contemporary illustrations, newsletters and other memorabilia, this book provides a fascinating insight into the world of Pelham Puppets.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781847970558
ISBN-10: 1847970559
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 19mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Leech

David Leech is widely recognized as the leading authority on Pelham Puppets. He worked alongside Bob Pelham, the founder of Pelham Puppets and was employed in almost every department of the Pelham Puppet Factory where he learned about every aspect of making the puppets. After leaving the Pelham Puppet Company in 1981, David set up his own puppet theatre. David has worked in theatre and television in Canada, the USA and Spain and is the editor of the newletter of the British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild. Resident - North Devon