"Harlequinade" A collaboration between Mike Clements & Michelle Baharier with illustrated stories about our respective families. Michelle’s story pays tribute to her amazing great aunt who died in 2020, aged 111, and to her granddad’s adventures in a lion’s cage. Mike tells of his grandmother’s struggle, when unexpectedly widowed in 1913, to raise two very young children in the days before a welfare state.
The structure is a revival of an 18th & 19th century book form used predominantly to tell the then popular Harlequinade story.