Daily Archives: 10 October 2012

Tohby Riddle’s Unforgotten

Tohby Riddle, Unforgotten (Allen & Unwin 2012)

This is a picture book to treasure. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. The story is like (Doctor Who alert) ‘Blink’, only the angels are benign. So it’s also like (Wim Wenders alert) Wings of Desire, only not really, really long, and also suitable for children.

I’m a Tohby Riddle fan, and friend, but this goes well beyond any of his previous books. Shaun Tan says on the back cover: ‘Ephemeral as a feather, timeless as a rock, and as true as both.’