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Newsletter July 2019 - the moon one

Three Ian Miller book covers

Ian Miller has produced some wonderful cover paintings for classic books over the years and I'm thrilled to be able to offer prints from some of them. The originals are all sold but his prints are now of interest to collectors so we're offering three more now.

Here is The Werewolf Principle by Clifford Simak, and A Maze of Death by Philip K Dick

And here is The House on the Borderland, by William Hope Hodgson
Quiet Night, by John Harris

John Harris's take on the moon is to be astounded by the bravery of those first astronauts but to bring the moon a little closer to home. This image was inspired by seeing it from Dartmoor, near where he lives in Devon, and being so struck by that spectacular sight. (That's the lights of Exeter you can see there, at the bottom.)
Since then the painting has been used on an album cover (Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose, by Plan B) so we agreed to withdraw it temporarily but now the print can be offered again. It is magnificent, especially when seen large.
Jim Kay and The Goblet of Fire

Jim Kay's going to be busy with Harry Potter for a few years yet. However, the launch for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was a delight this week, when Bloomsbury invited booksellers into their offices to see early copies. He'll be speaking at the Edinburgh Book Festival in August – and is now starting on the fifth book so has begun by modelling a thestral in clay. How else would you work out how to draw a skeletal winged horse?
Is this how tidy you keep your tools?

Neil Packer has finished the work on his book of taxonomy, One of a Kind, and it's looking wonderful. Here is the spread about tools which we hope to offer as a print soon.

In other news

Simon Bartram's book, Man on the Moon, was first published in 2002 and it's still used to teach primary school children in UK schools about the moon. Some of those children will be baffled by this week's intense coverage of what Neil and Buzz got up to. They thought it was all down to Bob. On his way to the launch pad every morning, he went into the post office to buy a battery for his rocket.
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