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Grahame Johnstone Tales in Finding Out Magazines

‘Finding Out: A Modern Library of Education in Weekly Parts’ was a British weekly educational magazine for children, first published by Purnell & Sons Ltd in 1962. The magazine was noted for its illustrations, which were by some of the top book illustrators of the day, including Angus McBride and Read more…

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Angus McBride’s Legendary Beasts

Whilst undertaking my research of the Grahame Johnstone twins‘ series illustrations in the Finding Out magazines, I came across another fantastically illustrated series called “Legendary Beasts” by historical and fantasy artist Angus McBride. These one-page articles (half full-colour illustration, half descriptive text) appeared on the back of the weekly Finding Out Read more…

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Literary Maps & Fantastic Landscapes

Today’s video is all about literary maps and books that explore the real and imaginary landscapes of our favourite novels in detail. The Writer’s Map  Editor: Huw Lewis JonesPublication: 2018Where to buy: The Writer’s Map @ Book Depository or Amazon (US) About the book: This is probably my favourite of all of this Read more…

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Most Beautiful Books of 2018 – A Holiday Gift Guide

https://youtu.be/eXfHIttXR9Y Welcome to my review of the most physically beautiful books published in 2018, with the aim of helping you to find appropriate gifts for your nearest and dearest, or – even better – take an opportunity to treat yourself during the holiday season! The books are loosely sorted by Read more…

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Penguin Galaxy – Hardback Science Fiction Set – Illustrated Bibliography

In October 2016, Penguin released their Galaxy Series – including six of their greatest masterworks of science fiction and fantasy, curated by Neil Gaiman. Each volume features bright, bold “bare boards” naked hardcover designs with titles in stylized, embossed gold leaf type. The series was curated by crowd favourite Neil Read more…

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Illustrated Edition of Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

Illustrator: John Rocco Publication: 2018 | In Print Where to buy: Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief Illustrated Edition @ Book Depository or @ Amazon US. Welcome to this overview of the gorgeous deluxe illustrated edition of the first book in Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson series, “The Lightning Thief” – full Read more…

Rockport’s Delightful Classics Reimagined Series

Classics Reimagined is a library of stunning collector’s editions of unabridged classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world. Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors. Watch the video above to flip through Read more…