A children’s book telling the classic London tale of Dick Whittington written by Clare Gifford, The Lady Mayoress, has been published with all royalties being donated to the 2013 Appeal. The book tells the legendary story of Dick’s rise from poor beginnings to wealth thanks to his very clever cat. It also includes the true story of Richard Whittington, merchant philanthropist, who was Lord Mayor of London three times in the 14th and 15th centuries. Price: HARDBACK £10.99 PAPERBACK £5.99
The classic English folktale of Dick Whittington and his clever cat, retold for children just beginning to read. Written by Clare Gifford, The Lady Mayoress, with illustrations by Pat Banks. Price: PAPERBACK £5.00
The Harold Samuel Collection
A new Guide to the Harold Samuel Collection has been published with beautiful reproductions of every painting accompanied by lively, insightful discussion by Michael Hall and an introductory essay about Harold Samuel and the creation of the collection by Clare Gifford. This book marks the 25th anniversary of the bequest. Proceeds from book sales and tours of the collection will all go towards the new fund, which will ensure that this remarkable collection of paintings will continue to inspire in the 21st century and beyond. Price: PAPERBACK £20.00
These playing cards, together with a new guidebook, have been produced for the 25th anniversary of Harold Samuel’s generous bequest of his art collection to the City of London.
The cards show details from some of the eighty-four 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings which hang in Mansion House. Additional cards in each pack list the artists and give the guidebook entry number for reference.
The card backs show the red and the blue carpets on the main stairs in Mansion House. Price: £5.00 per pack