Month: February 2013

People are very funny about books

  Me reading a book while on holiday in the Norfolk Broads a couple of years ago People are very funny about books – funny peculiar, that is, rather than funny ha-ha. For example, the last time I bought a bookcase, the retail assistant informed me that the smaller compartments in the particular case I…

Three Spark Novels Covered

We all know we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, and we all do it nevertheless. Of course we do. So much so, in fact, that the cover design is now recognised as part of the narratology of a book: the ‘layout and illustration of a book’s cover and the design of…