Check out Mal Earl’s “Up in the Wind” stunning new print, inspired by the work of poet Edward Thomas

The Edward Thomas Study Centre at Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery is now the only place where you can buy copies of writer and artist Mal Earl’s selection book, Dark Pastoral – but limited edition prints of its striking cover, “Up in the Wind”, are now available from the artist.

“Up in the Wind” Print by Mal Earl

The beautiful A3 print, a signed and numbered limited edition release of just 75 copies, is available here.

Edward Thomas is widely regarded as a major poet and his posthumous influence on English poetry has been considerable. He took much inspiration from the natural beauty of the South Downs countryside, especially around his home near Steep, Petersfield.

His poetry was all written during the last few years of his life and his later pieces relate to his experiences after enlisting. This remarkable flowering of genius was cut short by his death in action during the First World War on 9th April 1917 at the Battle of Arras.

Copies of Mal Earl’s Dark Pastoral Chap book are only available from the Edward Thomas Study Centre, a limited edition release offering a selection of Edward’s poetry, with illustrations inspired by their gentleness, the resolution of a long held wish by this unique artist to produce something through which to broaden appreciation of his works.

Copies are available whilst stocks last, at £5 per copy. Mail order is available at £7.50 per copy to include p&p from

The Centre offers a wide selection of new, second-hand and vintage books for sale. All net proceeds will go towards the upkeep of, and addition to, the wonderful collection of books by and about, or linked to, the poet and writer Edward Thomas.

In addition to his other projects, including “Radclyffe”, for Aces Weekly and the upcoming 1900 anthology edited by Peter Duncan, Mal Earl is currently working on a much larger project inspired by Edward Thomas’ poetry.

Dark Pastoral: The Complete Illustrated Poems of Edward Thomas by Mal Earl

“It is an honour that the Edward Thomas Study Centre picked up all remaining copies of the selection book,” says Mal.

“I have begun work on Dark Pastoral: The Complete Illustrated Poems of Edward Thomas, and the first volume, ‘Up in the Wind’ will be available soon.”

Buy the “Up in the Wind” A3 print here

Mal Earl is online at

• The Edward Thomas Study Centre, Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery, St Peter’s Road, Petersfield GU32 3HX | Web: | Museum website:

Open on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10 am and 3.30 pm, as well as some Saturdays until the end of July thanks to the Museum and Gallery’s young volunteers

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