Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Books by their covers...

Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@CallumJBooks) will have seen some of these jackets before. These are the results of my not quite being able to swerve away from bookshops whilst on holiday recently in The Lake District. And talk about judging a book by its cover...!

From top to bottom these fabulous jackets are by: John O'Connor, a pupil of Eric Ravilious who has featured on this blog a couple of times before; the prolific and incomparable Biro is the artist on the Louis Golding short stories (perhaps my favourite of the lot); the finest artwork though definitely graces the Maclennan cover by W. Francis Phillipps; The Prokosch novel jacket is covered by Charles Gorham; the striking cover of the Alun Lewis memorial book is by John Petts who also contributes black and white illustrations inside and a pencil portrait of the author as a frontispiece; and the cover of Dominique is by probably the biggest artistic 'name' of the bunch, Michael Ayrton.  

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