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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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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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Collecting Junior Deluxe Editions

Ahhh – who doesn’t love a stack of cheap and cheerful vintage children’s books? Do you know how many books there were in this classic series of the 1950s and 60s? And which ones have multiple covers, multiple illustrators, and even in one case two different authors? This video includes Read more…

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The Art of the Australian Fairy

I’d like to introduce you to a collection of literary magical fairy beings of the sort that typically feature prominently in pan-European fairy tales but here are living in the Australian bush…

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