I came across Selznick after watching the Scorsese film Hugo religiously adapted from this book
It’s a wonderful film and Selznick’s book of pictures and text is almost a storyboard for the actual film. Both of which are wonderful. It led me onto other books by the same author. Including…
It seems like he finds a germ of an Idea and creates a wonderful story from that seed, presented in an innovative way. In the case of this novel he uses a wonderful historical house in the east of London as his creative foil. It’s well worth a read and a visit to the house.
It’s featured in a Guardian article