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Book cover design: ‘Dead authors get the best book jackets’

October 30th, 2014

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Steve Panton, Penguin Design Award 2013 second prize winner, is an in-house Junior Designer at Profile Books and Serpent’s Tail. ‘I’ve noticed that dead authors get the best book jackets. I’ll let...

The Sounds of Robert Wyatt – playlist

October 30th, 2014

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Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed...

A Stormy Evening at the Buck Snort Restaurant

October 30th, 2014

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A Stormy Evening at the Buck Snort Restaurant is extracted from J Robert Lennon’s new collection of bizarre, darkly funny and disconcerting short stories, See You in Paradise. It’s certainly getting us...

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