Sutherland Bell


Eco & Climate Change

The ecosystem and climate are currently hot topics. Although authors have been addressing the issue for over a century, as I discovered a year or so ago when reading Doctor Doolitte.
TSL authors have addressed the topics in different ways – both in fiction and non-fiction. Take a look…

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National Poetry Day – did you miss it?

28 September is designated National Poetry Day – at least in the UK. At TSL, we don’t see one day as a special day – all days are special, so below are the our authors who also write poetry. TSL doesn’t specalise in poetry but we do have some poetry either as part of a collection or to support a charity.

Playwright and author Barbara Towell has a book of poetry Patchworks.
Kat Francois and Robbie Cheadle also publish poetry, albeit not through TSL.

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first published 5 October 2017, updated 2024


Sutherland Bell

About Sutherland Bell

Writer, Sarah Bell and illustrator, Nicola Sutherland are the creative duo behind Sutherland Bell. Friends for many years, it seemed natural to create The Green Man & the Raven’s Quest together, taking inspiration from nature and their love of folklore, myths and legends. With global warming, polluted seas and tides of trash increasing, both felt the need to weave a stark ecological warning into the fable.

The Green Man & the Raven’s Quest began when Sarah collaborated on a script for Acorn Music Theatre Company’s production of The Green Man & Other Fables. Encouraged by Gail Rosier, Acorn’s creative director, and the success of the productions at White Pond Farm and Blenheim Palace, Sarah set about turning her poems into a more adult fable. With the recent loss of her father, the theme of attempting to hold back death seemed a natural one. Realising that a fable without illustrations would be like a Siren without a song, Sarah asked Nicola to illustrate a couple of poems and the Raven’s Quest took flight.

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