of witches and madeleines

27 May

I wrote about madeleines and Hansel and Gretel and Chihiro and Cheburashka, and the witches in the background, in a story for Longreads. Above is a draft of one of the illustrations, one of my favourites.

On the recommendation of a friend, I have also been listening to a series on historical and literary sorcières (for francophones) while I make cakes and poach eggs at work.

(Double double toil and trouble, waiting for my water to bubble. Etc.)

5 Responses to “of witches and madeleines”

  1. Ruth Mitchell May 27, 2018 at 11:13 am #

    You write and draw beautifully Frances. There’s a book of short stories waiting to be written, illustrated and published… in between cooking and baking activities.

  2. the OP May 27, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    Reblogged this on Wag 'n Bietjie.

  3. Sarah muston May 28, 2018 at 12:06 pm #

    What a wonderful story!
    I often make madeleines with your mother’s recioe !! They must be eaten in 2 hours and are
    Wonderful writing and superb art work
    Keep it up

    • Frances Leech June 3, 2018 at 6:14 pm #

      thank you sarah! of course mum’s madeleines are the best ❤

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