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Cranford "too big for words" greetings card featuring vintage book cover

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Cranford "too big for words" greetings card featuring vintage book cover

Cranford "too big for words" greetings card featuring vintage book cover
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Cranford greetings card with a collage design featuring an illustration by Hugh Thomson from an 1898 edition of the novel by Mrs. Elizabeth Gaskell. The background features the olive cloth binding and gilt title from this same edition of the book Cranford.

The illustration depicts Miss Pole just after calling on Miss Matty with her urgent news.

The quotation featured is -

"... Miss Pole recovered breath, and excited our curiousity strongly by lifting her hands in amazement, and bringing them down in silence, as if what she had to say was too big for words, ..."

Perfect for writing a note to a literary fan of this Victorian novel or to impart some important gossip the old fashioned way.

The card is A6 which measures 10 cm wide by 14.8 cm tall.

It is professionally printed with a finished surface on 300 gsm card. The interior is blank for your own message and there is no finish so that it is easy to write in with any type of pen or pencil.

Supplied in a cellophane bag to keep it in pristine each card comes with a brown linear textured envelope.

All greetings cards have free postage to a UK address.


I have always loved an illustrated classic and imagined many a character brought to life by the words I was reading. A vivid imagination and a love of the beautiful marbled endpapers in many of the bindings made me dream of how the two could be collaged together and started me searching for the perfect juxtaposition of patterns and pictures with literary quotations. I love the way the quotes from over a century ago can still have relevance or raise a smile today.

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