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Faber Poetry Editions

Faber Poetry Editions

It’s no secret that I like pretty books (see here and here). So I was obviously delighted to find that Faber & Faber has released another beautiful set of hardbacks.  The six poetry books from the Faber Poetry Collection 2010 are:

  • Ariel by Sylvia Plath (cover illustration by Sarah Young)
  • Dart by Alice Oswald (cover illustration by Jonathan Gibbs)
  • Kid by Simon Armitage (cover illustration by Peter Clayton)
  • Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis by Wendy Cope (cover illustration by Ed Kluz)
  • Nil, Nil by Don Paterson (cover illustration by Charles Shearer)
  • The Whitsun Weddings by Philip Larkin (cover illustration by Michael Kirkman)

I just love the specially commissioned hardcover prints that Faber does. They also did an 80th anniversary collection of poetry editions. Find out more here.

I’m thrilled to share that the White’s Books Fine Edition of Sherlock Holmes: His Greatest Cases is now available in the US. Wouldn’t it make a beautiful gift? My dad loves Sherlock Holmes…might have to put that away for Father’s Day. In a few months, you’ll also be able to purchase a White’s Books Fine Edition of Emma — doesn’t it have beautiful cover? Pre-order now by clicking here.

You can also still purchase six of White’s Books Fine Editions published last year:

Click on any of the above  links to buy, or click here to see my older post on the first six books.



Apartment Therapy introduced me yesterday to these beautiful books and I thought they looked so pretty I had to share. They are the Fine Editions series published by White’s Books, the new venture of former Penguin designer David Pearson. The books are classic works of literature and the presentation is really fantastic. Leading artists are commissioned to create wrap-around cover designs, which are then printed onto cloth using brass printing blocks. Other features: elegant typesetting, thick acid-free paper, printed end-pages, and a pretty red ribbon to mark your place.

Click on the links to buy:Jane Eyre (Fine Edition), Treasure Island (Fine Edition), Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol and Other Stories (Fine Edition)Sonnets and Poems (Fine Edition) (with illustrations by Petra Börner, Joe McLaren, Stanley Donwood, and David Pearson). Now also available are Wuthering Heights (Fine Edition)and Pride and Prejudice (Fine Edition).

Click here to read an interview with David Pearson about the project on the Creative Review blog.