‘Rook With A Book’

Rook With A Book sculpture at Berril’s Yard, Fowey Cornwall

Isla as she is named and ‘Rook With A Book’ as she is known is a sculpture of  is a giant bird sculpture in Fowey, Cornwall UK.

Thrussells created Isla to celebrate the famous writer Daphne Du Maurier who lived in Fowey and was massively inspired by Cornwall. One of Du Maurier most popular books is a short story called ‘The Birds’ this book was famously adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock.

Isla the ‘Rook With A Book’ holds in one claw a book titled ‘The Birds’ she stands overlooking the Fowey harbour with Du Maurier’s home of Ferryside behind her just across the water at Bodninic.

  • Completed 2018
  • Design and made by Thrussells
  • Galvanised Mild Steel
  • Temporary loan exhibit

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