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Sprayed edges, eye-popping colour and crayons in distress! Yes, we’ve got it all today on Book By Its Cover…

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It’s been less that a day since I got back from a blissful week in the French countryside and I’ve got the post-holiday blues. Big time. As everyone knows there’s only one cure for this (aside from immediately going on …

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You might remember that back in 2012 Jackie Magpie had a good chinwag with illustrator Hannah Warren about her work on Tired of London, Tired of Life, a book of suggestions of weird and wonderful things to do in London. …

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This is Under the Ocean (Océano in French), the latest offering from the Paris based wonder book illustration duo Anouck Boisrobert and Louis Rigaud, a gorgeous, pop up exploration of oceanic life. I am particularly smitten by the way they have …

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In my job I spend a lot of time reading and editing texts, working with authors to build and develop their manuscripts. We’ll spend hours, days, weeks – maybe even months – batting ideas back and forth, playing with words and …

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Well hello, book lovers. Today I want to introduce you to the work of Ekaterina Panikanova. Nope, she’s not a writer, but she does work with books – and lots of them! Born in St Petersburg, Ekaterina now lives and …

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Hands up if you haven’t yet been to see The Great Gatsby yet? Well what are you waiting for?! Baz Luhrmann’s take on the Fitzgerald classic is as gorgeous, dazzling and visually spectacular as you might expect. The music, the …

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Well, May was a pretty miserable month, all told. The weather was dire – the wettest May on record! – my favourite pair of shoes finally died a death, and my gym kindly ‘informed’ me that my membership was going …

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Today we offer up some beautiful books – along with a time travelling noblemen, a fascinating insight into mental health issues and a lip-smacking taste of India. Something for everyone, me thinks!

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This week’s post is devoted to a fictional ginger cat and his creator the writer and illustrator, Kathleen Hale. As a child I was enchanted by the adventures of Orlando and his friends and as an adult I am equally …

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Another week and another round up of some of the most exciting and most beautiful books coming soon to a shelf near you!

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Ah, the joy of other people’s sketchbooks. The honesty, the sense of experimentation, the shopping lists, the telephone doodles, the big ideas and the ones that didn’t quite make the grade. Laura Heit, an animation artist and self confessed ‘sketchbook …

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Given how freezing the weather has been of late, I have been dreaming of being able to escape wintry England for somewhere a lot closer to the equator; perhaps Barbados, Thailand, southern Spain . . . Anyway, since I have …

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You may or may not have noticed, but BOOK BY ITS COVER has had a holiday! It’s been climbing mountains in Cumbria in thigh-deep snow, it’s enjoyed some (very) brisk walks on the beach in Kent, and it’s eaten a …

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