Now in the Sonate. Calendar

and available as cards and prints

Wilbur was an unattractive man. He lived a lonely existence above the old book, music and print shop which he kept in Davies Mews. They say that all day he drank rum, disguised as coffee from a pot, and ate leeks, artichokes and lime jelly.

The wonderful things he bought and sold fascinated him, and left him with little desire for anything else in life…until one day an unusual manuscript came his way. The score was not that unusual in itself – what caught his interest was an old ink inscription down one side. It read – “Matilda Nectarines” Nth Rona Isle.

Being a keen amateur geographer he quickly found an atlas and located this remote place. This did not, however, satisfy his wild curiosity and he started to research everything he could about Nth Rona and nectarines. Who was Matilda?
Why “Matilda Nectarines” ?

He closed up his shop and journeyed to the very north of Scotland. About a year later a fire raged through his shop and all the valuable stock burnt to a cinder.

Today, if you smell smoke and hear footsteps behind you as you walk past Davies Mews it could be the Ghost of Wilbur, the bookseller who never recovered from falling in love with the piano playing he heard in a remote cottage on the Isle of Nth Rona.

Yet another attempt at Very Fine Old Fashioned Collage with respect to our friends articulation

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More about Matilda and Nth Rona Island


  • Anne van Alkemade
    Anne van Alkemadeover 6 years ago

    Ah, it is all coming together. Wonderful narratives, wonderful! These ghosts all have a shared connection!!!!

  • guess it will become more and more complex as the series progresses. glad you are enjoying them (I sure am even if the kitchen is covered in cut up magazines)

    – Soxy Fleming

  • roybarry
    roybarryover 6 years ago

    I see the connection too!!

    Georgiana, such a cool series.

  • yep lots of fun. I better put a link in to Matilda though for those who aren’t as clever as you and Anne

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Zolton
    Zoltonover 6 years ago

    This is cool. I like the bookshelves. I thought I saw gelatin! Ha.

  • Yes Wilbur made his own gelatin, carefully boiling the calves feet for days on end refining and clarifying until finally he could add the lime juice and zest which made up his favorite pudding. (Wilbur, you see, had an unpleasant allergy to pomegranate juice and therefore found it best to use limes for vitamin C in his diet)

    – Soxy Fleming

  • LetThemEatArt
    LetThemEatArtover 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful collage, it works really well. Congratulations. I really must do some of these, but my scissors have broken and I am without glue.

  • I’ll post you some

    – Soxy Fleming

  • Blueriddle8
    Blueriddle8about 6 years ago

    this is excellent-love the ecclectic scholarly feel of the characterization.. and the art to go with it.
    wonderful piece!

  • thank you, so glad to have received such a wonderful comment!

    – Soxy Fleming

  • walraji
    walrajiabout 5 years ago


  • I always find it interesting which ones of these people comment on…and which ones are most popular in the galleries….I’m sure there is something for everyone!

    – Soxy Fleming

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