Twelve Days

Twelve Days

By Stuart Henson & Bill Sanderson

Price: £5.00

ISBN: 978-1-912524-95-2

Number of pages: 26

Number of illustrations: 16

Illustrated Poetry, English, Paperback, 135x210mm

In this gathering of twelve greetings for the Christmas season Stuart Henson combines once again with artist Bill Sanderson whose illuminated initial designs add a rich and mysterious dimension to each poem. The result is an ideal Christmas gift – and one that’s slim enough to be posted with or in place of a card.

Bill Sanderson went to art school in Bristol and has been a freelance illustrator since the early 1970s. His work has appeared in magazines, books and advertisements, all employing the medium of scraperboard. His initial commissions were mainly for UK magazines and newspapers including The Times, New Scientist and Radio Times. He also had many years of drawing for the American edition of Esquire. His work can be found at

Stuart Henson’s previous Shoestring titles include A Place Apart (2003), The Odin Stone (2011) and The Way You Know It, New & Selected Poems (2018). Another collection, Beautiful Monsters, is due in 2022.

Review by London Grip