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Agatha Christie & the Cover Art of Tom Adams

Tom Adams Tom Adams is one of the most familiar Agatha Christie artists in the world. He designed nearly all of the UK and European paperback covers for Fontana from 1963 (his first being A Murder is Announced) to 1979 (finishing with Miss Marple’s Final Cases), as well a couple of later Read more…

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How to See Fairies by Charles van Sandwyk

Video Review How to See Fairies editions Today’s post covers the various editions of Charles van Sandwyk’s delightful book ‘How to See Fairies’, including the 1999 collector’s boxed set and the trade edition of the book, as well as with the 2018 Folio Society collection of tales, and the original Read more…

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The Eerie Viking Art of Johan Egerkrans

Johan Egerkrans is the Swedish illustrator of a set of books on Norse Gods, Swedish fair folk, and creatures of world folklore. He combines a dark hard-edged imagination with the whimsy of Johan Bauer and Arthur Rackham.

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Penguin’s Foiled F. Scott Fitzgerald series

Introduction This collection of F Scott Fitzgerald’s works was designed for Penguin by the brilliant Coralie Bickford-Smith to mark the anniversary of Fitzgerald’s death. Coralie designed the delightful Art Deco cover patterns to evoke the elegance and glamour of the jazz age depicted in the stories, with the “sense of Read more…

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Grahame Johnstone’s ‘Finding Out’ Fables

Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone illustrated several stunning series of myths, legends and folk tales for 5 years of Finding Out Magazine, some of which never appeared elsewhere…

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