Category Archives: Barbara Pym

Cover Versions

When I’m abroad I love to look in bookshops, with the emphasis on ‘look’ as my linguistic skills stretch to schoolboy French and rudimentary Spanish or Catalan. What I find fascinating are the radically different designs for books I am … Continue reading

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Excellent Women – lovely illustrations

Last weekend I wrote about the beautiful edition of ‘Excellent Women’ by Barbara Pym purchased in a charity shop. Jessie@ Dwell in Possibility got in touch and I promised to print some more of the illustrations (by Debra McFarlane)…  

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This week’s book haul

I’ve managed to pick up some wonderful publications over the last couple of weeks, starting with ‘Travelling in a Strange Land’ by David Park. I’d never heard of Park before, but the cover of this slender novel (why do slender … Continue reading

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