After a lengthy break, the book club group I have with my friends has been resurrected, our first choice was The Luminaries, very good but very looong…anyway, I was browsing a local book shop for ideas for our next choice (old school in a world on online book ordering), and I was drawn to the beautiful water colour designs of the Nancy Mitford covers (see below); I didn’t know much about Nancy Mitford, but my pattern loving eye made me pick it up and I discovered a writer I’d never read.
To celebrate World Book day I’ve found some beautiful designs by talented artists and illustrators, so even if it’s just a beautiful book cover that encourages someone to pick up a classic, then it’s more than ok in my book. They also make lovely gifts and something to treasure or pass on, now that’s something an e-reader can never compete with, long live books!
The covers are part of a cloth bound series at Penguin Books, by Coralie Bickford-Smith
Emma, £9.02 and Sense and Sensibility, £11.94 by Jane Austen, Penguin Books Classics collection, Abe Books
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