Archive for the ‘Cover Design’ Category

It is possible (just possible, mind you) that not everyone spends as much time as I do anticipating Virago’s releases of Angela Thirkell’s Barsetshire books. Yes, they are publishing two next month (Pomfret Towers and Christmas at High Rising) but what I am most excited about right now are the three titles they are releasing in May 2014: August Folly, Summer Half, and The Brandons.

The cover art is now available and all three look gorgeous:

August Folly

Summer Half

The Brandons

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New Georgette Heyer Covers

Have you seen the striking new covers for the six Georgette Heyer titles Arrow is releasing in June? Regency BuckThe Convenient Marriage, The Grand Sophy, Faro’s Daughter, Frederica, and Friday’s Child are all wonderful books (The Grand Sophy and Frederica are particular favourites of mine) and, for those just discovering Heyer, this collection would be an excellent introduction.   I love how many of the details from the book are included in some of the designs: the theatre setting for Friday’s Child is perfect and it is wonderful to see all of Sophy’s animals on the cover of The Grand Sophy.  Personally, I’ll stick with the older Arrow editions, where the covers are illustrated with paintings (compare: The Grand Sophy, Regency Buck and Faro’s Daughter), but I do think these new covers are pretty.

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Pomfret TowersYou may remember how excited I was when I first discovered that Virago was republishing Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell but, if it is possible, I think I may be even more excited now that I’ve seen the cover.  It looks absolutely beautiful and, like the VMC editions of Thirkell’s High Rising and Wild Strawberries, the image is perfectly chosen for the book’s content.

Angela Thirkell VMC

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Coming Soon

The books won’t be out until November 22, but the cover images for the Virago Modern Classics editions of High Rising and Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell have been released and don’t they look gorgeous?  Wild Strawberries holds a particularly special place in my heart as it served as my introduction to both Thirkell and Barsetshire.

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Something pretty to start your weekend; have you seen the gorgeous, embroidered covers created by illustrator Jillian Tamaki for Penguin Threads Deluxe Classics?  All three are amazing but I’m particularly attracted to the Secret Garden design – so much colour and detail!

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