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book window 10book window 2book window 1Congratulations to Corraini Editions! We love their books and so do children… and they are not seen in this country in many places.

Favourites of ours are Harriet Russell’s series of books journeying into the imagination, Marti Guixe’s quirky colouring books and William Wondriska’s titles with innovative graphics. Read more about them on our online shop.

‘There was a surprise for us on the first day of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2014: we were awarded the Bologna Prize for Best Children’s Publishers of the Year in Europe. A wonderful prize, especially important because it is the publishers participating in the fair who choose the winner, people who love books and who, like us, know the work that goes into each one. A team made up of writers, craftsmen, artists, booksellers and collaborators, especially important because they put an essential feeling into what they do: passion’ (Corraini  Editions)

Pop by and see lots of spring new titles that have just arrived for children and grown-ups…


 

 

 

 

Dylan Thomas Deluxe 2 web

The De Luxe Edition, 100 copies, with signed original print by Peter Blake

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The De Luxe Edition, clothbound box

Dylan Thomas 2 web

The Regular Edition, first print of 2,500 copies

To mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth…

Acclaimed for its eccentricity and admired for its lovelorn lyricism, Dylan Thomas’s groundbreaking 1954 ‘play for voices’, Under Milk Wood, has long echoed in the imagination of the founding father of British Pop Art, Sir Peter Blake.

Revealed here for the very first time alongside Thomas’s play text are 120 watercolours, pencil portraits and collages, absolutely one of Blake’s most distinctive and significant bodies of work.

We have here two of the bindings for sale, designed by Libanus Press and published by Enitharmon Editions: The Regular edition, in its first printing of 2,500 unnumbered paperback copies (£30), and the rare De Luxe edition of 100 clothbound copies, each accompanied by a signed original print by Peter Blake (£950).

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‘…his mother is making welsh-cakes in the snow, and steals a fistful of snowflakes and currents…’

 

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‘Ocky milkman, drowned asleep in Cockle Street’

 

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‘Sindad Sailor…hugs his damp pillow whose secret name is Gossamer Beynon’