Shelley Rohde first met L S Lowry when she was working for the Daily Mail. Subsequently she made with Granada Television the award-winning documentary L S Lowry: A Private View. She talked to Lowry several times before he died in 1976, at the age of eighty-eight, and became, in her words: 'an intemperate admirer of both the man and the artist'.
'...The book is a visual delight, lavishly illustrated with photographs as well as reproductions that emphasise Lowry's variety, complexity, humanity..." Financial Times Magazine 'This handsome illustrated volume is a convincing reminder, that Lowry was a serious and talented artist, and that there is far more to his art, than quirky little stickmen.' The Good Book Guide