10 November 2009

Handful of Heroes

Right, so this is pretty much the best thing EVER.



Author finger puppets. On index we have Leo Tolstoy, the middle bears Will Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf is worn by ring, and Dickens tops pinky. They can act out their epics, perform their prose, make their poetry into a production and generally be puppet prima donnas. War and Peace in my palm, Dalloway on my digits, a Chuzzlewit mit, Hamlet atop my hand. Genius. I am so asking for the set for Christmas. Punch and Judy eat your hearts out - Virginia has a nose to rival that of Punch, and surely could wield a baton just as violently. Watch out little Leo.

These literary legends would surely be proud of making it to the exalted iconographic status of finger puppets.

I'm hoping to make it to the thumb one day.

4 comments:

Ma said...

You better put them on the list for Father Christmas then........and give him a hint of where they can be found........

F said...

Oh my god Anna, why has this not been mentioned? Of all the stupid things we talk about...I can't believe these exist. xx

anna said...

They shall henceforth be mentioned at evry available opportunity! It's amazing what you can find at the British Library. Rumour has it that you can even get books...

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