This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.
*SUMMER READS* Amitav Ghosh's Sea of Poppies was shorlisted for the Man Booker prize in The first in a trilogy, the story is set on baord an old slaving ship called the Ibis shortly before the Opium War. Click the image to check availability.
Amitav Ghosh : Sea of Poppies. I was so distressed when I finished this and realised that it was part of a trilogy but part 2 hadn't been published yet. Thank goodness it has now (River of Smoke) but this was a really gripping read.