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Lead book review

Jim Ede and the glories of Kettle’s Yard

Honor Clerk celebrates Jim Ede and his matchless collection at Kettle’s Yard

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

13 May 2023

9:00 AM

Ways of Life: Jim Ede and the Kettle’s Yard Artists Laura Freeman

Cape, pp.377, 30

Jim Ede started early. At the age of 12 he used £8 of his hard-won savings to buy a Queen Anne desk. No bicycle, air pistol or football for him: this solid piece of old furniture was the thing, the first step in a long life of acquiring objects that lived, breathed and spoke to him.

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