Janet Archer Pather Pachali

From Bibhutibhushan Banerji, Pather Pachali: Song of the Road, The Folio Society, 1971

Janet Archer was born in Cullercoats, Northumberland, in the second quarter of 1942, daughter of George Archer and his wife Isabel, née Butchart. She was educated at Tynemouth Grammar School and Newcastle College of Art, travelled extensively in Europe, Arabia and Asia, and spent 14 years as a freelance illustrator based in London, working for the Radio Times, illustrating a number of books and creating a poster for London Transport in 1970. From the mid-70s she has worked in animation, beginning with the 1974 short film Lautrec.

Books illustratedEdit

  • Nigel Balchin, The Borgia Testament, Edito-Service, 1973
  • Bibhutibhushan Banerji, Pather Pachali: Song of the Road, The Folio Society, 1971
  • Rolf Boldrewood, Robbery Under Arms, Heron Books, date unknown
  • Marjorie Darke, A Question of Courage, Kestrel Books, 1975
  • Aldous Huxley, Those Barren Leaves, Heron Books, 1968
  • Hammond Innes, The Blue Ice, Heron Books, 1976
  • Philippa Pearce, The Shadow-Cage and Other Tales of the Supernatural, Nelson Thornes Ltd, 1983
  • Alexander Pushkin, The Captain's Daughter, Heron Books, 1968
  • Mary Reynolds, Italian Cooking for Pleasure, Hamlyn, 1972
  • Forbes Stuart, A Medley of Folk-Songs, Longman, 1971
    • -- Stories of Britain in Song, Longman, 1972
  • Brian Thompson (ed.), Bulls Eyes, Kestrel Books, 1977 (various illustrators)
  • Dennis Wheatley, Curtain of Fear, Heron Books, 1974
  • Charlotte Zolotow, Summer Is, Aberlard Schuman, 1967
  • Schedrin, The Golovlyov Family, trans Natalie Duddington, Heron Books, 1969

Dust jacketsEdit

  • James Kirkup (ed.), Songs and Dreams: an Anthology of Poetry from East and West, Blackie, 1970