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THE CONVERSATIONS - Olivia Fane

The Conversations provides the starting points for 66 conversations to be had with a partner, friend, stranger or simply with ourselves. These thought-provoking and stimulating short discussions on happiness, vanity, infidelity, education and more, ask the questions that will help you get to know those with whom you share your life.

The cover image was taken from a project on couples by photographer Carlotta Cardana. The shot happened to be taken in our local greasy spoon; The Regency. We thought it was only right to head back there with the finished cover for a cup of tea and a chat.

Published in Vintage paperback April 2014

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WE USED TO BE KINGS - STEWART FOSTER
Six years ago Tom’s Brother died. The next day he came back.
This brilliant new novel, set in the 1970’s, has an Oliver Jeffers illustration that explores the themes of the heartbreak of madness and the boy’s obsession with Russians in space.

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WE USED TO BE KINGS - STEWART FOSTER

Six years ago Tom’s Brother died. The next day he came back.

This brilliant new novel, set in the 1970’s, has an Oliver Jeffers illustration that explores the themes of the heartbreak of madness and the boy’s obsession with Russians in space.

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CASINO ROYALE 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

To mark the 60th anniversary of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, we have partnered with Bentley Motors to create a Vintage Classics luxury limited edition of the book that introduced Special Agent 007 to the world.


The design reflects the heritage of Bentley combined with the coolness and nostalgia of Bond. The text pages are enhanced with evocative illustrations by Damian Gascoigne.

For more information visit ianfleming.com

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The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov Signet / New American Library 1967

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The Master and Margarita
Mikhail Bulgakov
Signet / New American Library
1967

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I recently spent a FEW hours at John K. King Used & Books in Detroit, MI that had over a million used books packed within 5 stories. I acted as like a character from Fahrenheit 451… hoarding and coveting stacks of books as if they’d soon cease to exist. Many of them had dedications on the front page, corners folded, library cards with the name and date of its’ last owner.  It was all so exciting and nostalgic and a bit tragic. I didn’t take photos, but came across this post from the NYTimes and Kerry Mansfield’s Expired series that captures the spirit of what I recently felt.

Kerry Mansfield’s “Expired” is a series whose substance is the physicality of discarded and withdrawn library books. She brings the lens in close, showing worn edges and torn covers and photographing the ephemera of the library experience.

bookslooks:

This edition of Sherlock Holmes is one heavy bastard. The pages are really thin, almost like in a bible, and the letters are quite small. Very fond of it. 

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THE MAN WITH THE COMPOUND EYES
On the island of Wayo Wayo, every second son must leave on the day he turns fifteen as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Atile’i is one such boy, but as the strongest swimmer and best sailor, he is determined to defy destiny and become the first to survive. 
Alice Shih, who has lost her husband and son in a climbing accident, is quietly preparing to commit suicide in her house by the sea. But her plan is interrupted when a vast trash vortex comes crashing onto the shore of Taiwan, bringing Atile’i with it. 
The jacket depicts the collision of their two worlds and is wonderfully illustrated by Joe Wilson.
The Man with the Compound Eyes is published by Harvill Secker in August.

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THE MAN WITH THE COMPOUND EYES

On the island of Wayo Wayo, every second son must leave on the day he turns fifteen as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Atile’i is one such boy, but as the strongest swimmer and best sailor, he is determined to defy destiny and become the first to survive. 

Alice Shih, who has lost her husband and son in a climbing accident, is quietly preparing to commit suicide in her house by the sea. But her plan is interrupted when a vast trash vortex comes crashing onto the shore of Taiwan, bringing Atile’i with it. 

The jacket depicts the collision of their two worlds and is wonderfully illustrated by Joe Wilson.

The Man with the Compound Eyes is published by Harvill Secker in August.