No. K9, 1943, William Grimmond.
Cover drawing by Brian Keogh.
They are a very decent generous lot of people out here and they don’t expect you to listen. Always remember that, dear boy. It’s the secret of social ease in this country. They talk entirely for their own pleasure. Nothing they say is designed to be heard.
“An Anglo-American Tragedy,” No. 823, 1963, Quentin Blake.
Cover illustration by John Griffiths.
Cover design by Bruce Robertson.
No. K54, 1950, Penguin Books.
1963 Penguin cover, via The Woman in the Woods.
1967 cover, via Woman in the Woods.
Penguin’s regrettably panicked response to a year without an art director - after Aldridge left - was to plaster “A PENGUIN BOOK” across every fiction cover in 36-point Optima. Yum.
No. K28, 1950, Penguin Books.