Important Artefacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewellery by Leanne Shapton
A treasured book of mine, this is a novel told in the form of an auction catalogue. Leanne Shapton is an artist, photographer and writer and in this book she combines all three. You are taken through 325 ‘lots’ of a four year failed love affair - from the first postcards they ever sent to a menu from their favourite restaurant, the coat he bought her and a set of plane tickets. This funny and moving novel tells you their love story through the most seemingly mundane possessions.
£10.99 Bloomsbury Publishing. Click here to buy it now.
Words by Tallulah Brown. The Iris Letter October 2016.