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The Art of Murder: Agatha Christie & Tom Adams

Tom Adams designed the paperback book covers for Agatha Christie for over 20 years, with designs for Fontana in UK/Europe and Pocket Books in the US, so his works are easily recognisable around the globe. This video reviews all the covers and decodes some of the secrets behind their designs.

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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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Sprayed Edges – Video Tour

A quick video tour of the fancy sprayed page edge treatments in my collection at the moment. If you’d like to know where to find these ones (and a whole host of others), check out the illustrated list of fancy sprayed edges here…

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2019 Mid-Year Anticipations, Pre-orders, & Swag

A 2019 mid-year list of ‘beautiful books’ upcoming releases and pre-orders – editions with something a little bit special, as well as a few that are offering preorder swag.

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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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