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Archive for the ‘Book Covers’ Category

  • Getting Kicks With Stevie Nicks – Self-defence Book

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    Stevie Nicks: multi-million selling singer-songwriter, nominated as one of the 100 greatest singers of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, one of the people behind the 10th best-selling album of all time (Rumours – Fleetwood Mac in case you were wondering),...

  • Pulped Fiction – Mills and Boon Book Covers

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    Mills & Boon novels – hated by the literati who consider them to be clichéd, low-brow, formulaic and predictable. Loved by some 200 million readers a year worldwide mainly because they are clichéd, low-brow, formulaic and predictable. Whilst they are...

  • This is London – Retro Book Covers

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    London has always been an inevitable focal point for authors throughout the years, its sheer size and diversity making it an appealing and familiar setting that still retains a certain air of mystery. Here we look at books or more specifically book covers...

  • Steve Holland – The World’s Greatest Male Model

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    Far be it for us to say who is The World’s Greatest Male Model but according to James Bama, an American ‘Western’ illustrator who created the Doc Savage paperback covers, Steve Holland earned that particular nom-de-plume. Whilst Bama was an illustrator...

  • Pelican Books – The 1960’s

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    Pelican Books is an imprint of Penguin Books and first appeared in 1937 with the book ‘The Intelligent woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism’ by George Bernard Shaw. Pelican was seen as an educational, informative wing of Penguin Books....

  • Surf and Spy – Operation Hang Ten Book Covers

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    Surf’s up dudes! it’s time to ride the wave and check out some groovy covers from the Operation Hang Ten series of books written by Patrick Morgan. The novels were published from 1969 to 1973 and featured agent Bill Cartwright, who worked for...

  • 1973 Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating

    • 10173 Views • 1970s, Architecture, Book Covers, LiteratureComments Off on 1973 Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating

    While digging around the internet looking for information on this 1973 book, we found out that the author Barbara D’Arcy had recently passed away on May 10th 2012. The New York Times described her as an “Interior Design Guru” and “an...

  • Honor Blackman’s Book of Self-Defence

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    Back in 1965 with the assistance of stunt arrangers Joe and Doug Robinson, Honor Blackman decided to put the knowledge of martial arts and judo in particular she had learned for her role as Cathy Gale in The Avengers to good use. Her role as a beautiful,...

  • Fifteen Far Out Book Covers

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    It’s time to get groovy again at Voices of East Anglia with some hip and happening colourful book covers from back in the day. Our Psychedelic pickings incorporate various genres of books, from the adult orientated ‘Black is the color’...

  • Tomorrow People – The World of The Future

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    Who’d be a futurologist eh? You try your hardest to predict what’s likely to happen in a generation or so and almost inevitably you’ll get a least 50% of it wrong. These magazine articles and books from the 1950s and 1970s are wildly inaccurate when...