An Eye on the Street

In the late 1960s, twenty-one year old David Peat created a portfolio of photographs to gain entry to the film business. Peat who was regarded as a leading cinematographer and documentary film maker, gave permission for Renaissance Press to publish these remarkable images which have remain unseen by the public for forty years. The Glasgow photographed in 1968 has long gone, but the sights and smells of that time still exist in the recollections of... Read More

Through the Letterbox

This charming book is the result of a unique collaboration by two leading practitioners in their fields, the poet George Bruce and the artist Elizabeth Blackadder. The title refers to George Bruce’s habit of delivering these little haiku poems, late at night, through the letterboxes of his neighbours and particularly that of the book’s editor, Lucina Prestige. The subject-matter of the 157 poems and 143 images ranges from the domestic... Read More

The Singing of the Foxes

  This volume began life as a new collection of poems. Sadly due to the death of its author, the poet George Bruce, in 2002, it was transformed into a collection of final and uncollected poems. The book begins with a number of poems written especially for the artist John Bellany – one of these is the title poem ISBN 978-0-9543961-1-4 £9.99 The Singing of the Foxes  Read More

Today Tomorrow

Polygon 2001. Preface by Edwin Morgan. Collected and edited by Lucina Prestige. Cover Illustration by John Bellany. This book contains a lifetime’s experience of making poems, which is reflected in the wide range of subject matter. From observations of life in a Scottish fishing port to poems about the great painters of the world – El Greco, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Van Gogh and others, and finally the painter John Bellany, Today Tomorrow... Read More

Woman of the North Sea

Throughout his long life, the poet George Bruce (1909-2002) had a strong affinity with the visual arts and artists. A former BBC arts producer and critic for The Sunday Times, he wrote on painting and sculpture and on many artists including Anne Redpath, Robin Philipson and James Cumming. In his final years, as well as producing Through the Letterbox with Dame Elizabeth Blackadder, he also worked with his friend, the artist, John Bellany, on two special... Read More

The Sacred Sea

In contrast to Woman of the North Sea, the second and final collaboration takes the opposite tack. Bellany’s etchings are the artist’s response to seven of Bruce’s best known poems. Dimensions 17 x 15.5 inches; 44 x 39 cm. Price £1,500 per copy. Limited edition (30 copies signed by Bellany). A limited number of individual etchings are also available at £250 each. Prospective purchasers are advised that as these are limited editions,... Read More

George Bruce

George Bruce (1909-2002), was one of the most important poets in the Scottish Literary Renaissance of the twentieth century. Born in Fraserburgh, where his family ran a herring curing firm, he attended Fraserburgh Academy and Aberdeen University graduating with First Class Honours in English in 1932. A BBC Scotland Producer, he pioneered arts broadcasting on radio and television. With Sea Talk (1944) and his later collections, he achieved a very individual... Read More