The Reason Why

The Reason Why

By John Lucas

Illustrated by Sarah Kirby

Price: £6.00

ISBN: 978-1-910323-63-2

175mmx236mm, paperback, 26pp including four black and white illustrations

Early in the Second World War, Eric Ravilious, in his capacity as an Official War Artist, sought permission to make a painting of an admiral’s bike. The Reason Why speculates on circumstances that may have led to his proposal being rejected.

John Lucas is a poet, novelist, literary critic and historian, and publisher of Shoestring Press.

Sarah Kirby is an artist and illustrator living in Leicester. She is a member of Leicester Print Workshop which is her main studio base. Her website is