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12 July 2021

In 1921 Barnett Freedman, the subject of the Persephone Post this week, went to the Royal College of Art as part of 'an outbreak of talent', the phrase used by Paul Nash to describe the group that included Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious and Enid Marx (and of course, but not at the Royal College, Tirzah Garwood). Ten years later Freedman had his first major commission, this Sassoon jacket, going on to illustrate dozens of book covers, including the cover for the original edition of Marjory Fleming.

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