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1.Commercial Illustration 16 Book Cover for Kajre Ki Dhaar, authored by Ram Lal ‘Khamosh’

2.Commercial Illustration 22 Book Cover for Krantikari Ramni, Authored by Teerathram Ferozpuri, publisher Ashok Pocket Books.

3.Commercial Illustration 36 Book Cover for Patthar Ke Honth, Authored by Gulshan Nanda, publisher Ashok Pocket Books, 1969

4.Commercial Illustration 20 Book Cover for Dilphenk, Authored by Shaukat Thanvi, publisher Ashok Pocket Books

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The full set at last! 

These days everyone’s all about sparkly vampires and tyrannical dictatorships trying to make you get with cute boys, and I’m just over here with my 90s YA heroine, who hangs out with marmosets and egg-laying mammals and rides dinosaur skeletons over tyrannical dictatorships before breakfast. 

I really wanted to stick a tubby little duck-billed platypus into the final cover - and I still might. Don’t tempt me!

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It’s a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely? To throw off the chains of being for an instant, to shatter the accident of our mortal selves?

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BRONTE SPECIAL EDITIONS

To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë in 2016, Vintage is today publishing one novel by each of the famous Brontë sisters: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë, and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë.

Each book features the work of artist Sarah Gillespie. Her work beautifully and perfectly complements that of the Brontës across the centuries. Sarah writes of revealing “a world of dancing atoms and temporal fragility, of moths, blossom, hares and birds, whose cycles of life and death so often remain invisible to human eyes, hidden within the enormity of the landscape or the dark of night, such as the Brontë sisters knew.”

More work by this remarkable artist can be seen on her website www.sarahgillespie.co.uk