Friday, June 29, 2012

Advance copy

Nothing a eBook can offer will replace for me the satisfaction of seeing and touching and leafing through an eagerly awaited new book for the first time.

The advance copy of GORSE IS NOT PEOPLE has arrived from Penguin NZ, and it is gorgeous, inside and out. The cover image is from a magnificent painting by the great NZ artist Toss Woollaston.

The classic elegant design perfectly complements the content of the book. This volume of new stories by Janet Frame is presented as another jacketed hardback, and it has been designed by the talented Anna Egan-Reid who also designed JANET FRAME IN HER OWN WORDS.

Anna Egan-Reid is a finalist for Young Designer of the Year at the 2012 PANZ Book Design Awards. Her design for JANET FRAME IN HER OWN WORDS has not only earned that book a place on the shortlist for Best Cover but it is also a finalist for the Best Non-Illustrated Book. (The award ceremony takes place next week.)

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