A Change of Wardrobe

June 25, 2018

One of the pleasures of publishing is seeing old favourites clothed in new livery. HEARTBURN, Nora Ephron’s deliciously funny novel of love, betrayal and revenge, has just come out in this beautiful Virago Modern Classic edition, along with a host of o …



March 1, 2018

We aren’t supposed to judge a book by its cover, though undoubtedly it is something we are all guilty of. The question is – whose job is it to clothe a book in a cover that looks both beautiful and yet also represents successfully the words within? Luc …


Giving a Butterfly New Wings: Redesigning THE BUTTERFLY CABINET

October 6, 2016

Today, Tinder Press is reissuing Bernie McGill’s brilliant debut THE BUTTERFLY CABINET with a beautiful new cover, as well as a fascinating essay from the author on how a real life crime inspired her to tell this unforgettable story. Here, Siobhan from …


When Patrick met Patrick: The Curious Cover Story of A PLACE CALLED WINTER

March 24, 2015

One of the perks of being the art director of a team of designers is that one gets to choose which projects to hand out to the other designers in the team and which to snaffle up for oneself. Having read and loved a number of Patrick Gale’s previous no …