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Archive for the ‘Book Covers’ Category

  • Know the score – Sheet Music Covers

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     We’re not sure if sheet music of current popular music hits sell particularly well these days so we’ll take a look back to simpler times when folk would presumably sit around the family piano and enjoy pop classics as a family sing-a-long. Conjures up...

  • Twenty Alan Aldridge Book Covers

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    Avid readers of Voices of East Anglia may remember that we’ve previously covered the work of psychedelic artist and designer Alan Aldridge in our post titled The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes Here we take a look at Aldridge’s book cover designs and...

  • Sixties Antipodean Pulp Fiction

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    Let’s take a trip down-under mate and have a sneaky peak at the Australian pulp fiction scene of the 1960s where Horwitz Publishing were kings of the outback (well, Sydney) and churned out books at a mind-bogglingly prodigious rate.   Horwitz...

  • Brigitte Montfort – Brazilian Provocateur Extraordinaire

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    Brigitte Montfort – noted beauty, fierce intellectual, martial arts expert, Pulitzer Prize wiiner, and CIA agent. Never heard of her? Well, unless you are a big fan of Brazilian pulp fiction it’s unlikely you will have but hey, we’re about to change all...

  • Singers and Swingers In The Kitchen

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    Feeling hungry? Thought so. How do you fancy a little something from the ‘scene-makers cookbook’? Or as the cover notes say: ‘Dozens of nutty, turned-on, easy-to-prepare recipes from the grooviest gourmets happening.’ Now before you start sniggering,...

  • The Spy Who Copied Me

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    As one-time vicar, wine merchant, art collector, inveterate gambler and noted partridge shooter Charles Caleb Colton once famously remarked ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’. During the 1960s there seemed to be a series of, let’s call them...

  • The Black Leopard Comic

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    As another part of our occasional series focusing on men dressed up with big cat heads, which kicked off with the seminal Lee Lion Head ads, we now take a trip to the South African veldt and cast our beady eye on Die Swart Luiperd also known as The Black...

  • This is Miroslav Sasek

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    Miroslav Sasek originally trained as an architect principally because his parents weren’t too keen on his ambition to become a painter but, as if to prove that you shouldn’t stand in the way of talent, after he qualified he duly went off and became a...

  • New English Library Book Covers

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    We’ve looked at some of the great book covers from the New English Library’s collection in a previous post including G.F Newman’s compellingly titled ‘You Nice Bastard’ sequel to the perhaps even more impressively named (and best-selling at the...

  • Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook

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    We’ve written about Len Deighton before when we looked at the mysterious Spy Story. Here we take a look at another side of Deighton’s scribing talents with his noted cookbook appropriately enough called Len Deighton’s Action Cookbook. It was...