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Vintage Agatha Christie - 'Endless night', Fontana paperback 1970. •
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Available in my #etsy shop. All the details at www.6ykmapkbooks.etsy.com. Link in bio. • • • Vintage Agatha Christie - 'Endless night', Fontana paperback 1970. • • • #agathachristievintage #agathachristie #endlessnight #mysterynovel #murdermystery #mystery #fontanapaperbacks #fontanabooks #vintage #vintagebook #christiecollection #readchristie2019 #bookstagram #fiction #reading #books #bookcollection #oldbooks #onlinebookshop #etsylove #bookish #lovereading #bookworm #etsyseller #etsyfinds #bibliophil #bookworm #etsysellers #etsysellersofinstagram - 1 day ago

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These vintage Christie's available in my #etsy shop at www.6ykmapkbooks.etsy.com. Link in bio. •
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These vintage Christie's available in my #etsy shop at www.6ykmapkbooks.etsy.com. Link in bio. • • • #agathachristie #agathachristievintage #vintagechristie #readagathachristie2019 #herculepoirot #tommyandtuppence #missmarple #mysterynovel #mystery #murdermystery #detectivenovel #detectivefiction #crimenovel #crimefiction #panbooks #vintagepanbook #fontanapaperbacks #bookaddict #reading #bookstagram #bibliophil #etsy #etsyvintagebookshop #etsyshop #etsyfinds #etsyseller #etsycoupon #onlinebookshop #bookishgifts #bookgift - 8 days ago

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Agatha Christie paperbacks published by Fontana between 1970 & 1980. Superb cover art by Tom Adams. £25 for the set through eBay. £2.50 each through the shop.
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Agatha Christie paperbacks published by Fontana between 1970 & 1980. Superb cover art by Tom Adams. £25 for the set through eBay. £2.50 each through the shop. #agathachristie #tomadamsart #fontanapaperbacks #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookcollector #books #bookporn #bookwormsunite #bookcollectors #bookish #booksforever #bookaddict #bookwormsofinstagram #booklovers #books #bookloversofinstagram #bookaholic - 15 days ago

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Vintage Fontana Agatha Christie paperbacks available in my #etsy shop at www.6ykmapkbooks.etsy.com.

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Vintage Fontana Agatha Christie paperbacks available in my #etsy shop at www.6ykmapkbooks.etsy.com. And many more... Link in bio. • • • #agathachristie #herculepoirot #poirot #missmarple #acaribbeanmystery #deadmansfolly #thirdgirl #onetwobucklemyshoe #fontanabooks #fontanapaperbacks #vintagebook #book #vintage #bookstagram #fiction #reading #mystery #murdermystery #crimeclassic #crimefiction #detectivenovel #etsyseller #etsylove #bookish #bookworm #etsyfinds #bibliophil #readchristie2019 #ayearwithchristie2019 - 17 days ago

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This week I've found the same book with 3 different covers for our #samebookdifferentcover feature. All by the same publisher - Fontana - but very different styles. The first cover is by the wonderful Tom Adams, the second is a 'continental edition' and the third is just signed MB - anyone know who that is?

#agathachristie #tomadams #fontanabooks #fontana #fontanapaperbacks #vintagepaperbacks #elephantscanremember #HerculePoirot #poirot #bookshop #bookstagram #booknerd #lovebooks #Stroud #crimefiction #detectivefiction

This week I've found the same book with 3 different covers for our #samebookdifferentcover feature. All by the same publisher - Fontana - but very different styles. The first cover is by the wonderful Tom Adams, the second is a 'continental edition' and the third is just signed MB - anyone know who that is? #agathachristie #tomadams #fontanabooks #fontana #fontanapaperbacks #vintagepaperbacks #elephantscanremember #HerculePoirot #poirot #bookshop #bookstagram #booknerd #lovebooks #Stroud #crimefiction #detectivefiction - 26 days ago

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What would you consider the cut-off date for Vintage Paperbacks? Is there any consensus on this? We've just created a new section on our website for Vintage Paperbacks up to 1979 - then I came across these two fabulous Agatha Christie covers, both from 1981! 
#vintagepaperbacks #vintagepaperback #fontana #fontanapaperbacks #fontanabooks #agathachristie #collectablepaperbacks #paperbackcoverart #vintagecrime #paperbackcover #bookshop #secondhandbooks

What would you consider the cut-off date for Vintage Paperbacks? Is there any consensus on this? We've just created a new section on our website for Vintage Paperbacks up to 1979 - then I came across these two fabulous Agatha Christie covers, both from 1981! #vintagepaperbacks #vintagepaperback #fontana #fontanapaperbacks #fontanabooks #agathachristie #collectablepaperbacks #paperbackcoverart #vintagecrime #paperbackcover #bookshop #secondhandbooks - 28 days ago

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Its time to light the lights #celebrational #muppetational #comicmuppetbook #jimhenson #grahamthompson #jennycraven #1979 #fontanapaperbacks #kermitandco #themuppets

Its time to light the lights #celebrational #muppetational #comicmuppetbook #jimhenson #grahamthompson #jennycraven #1979 #fontanapaperbacks #kermitandco #themuppets - 1 month ago

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Recently, I finished reading “Katherine Wentworth” by D. E. Stevenson. I know others are also taking part in @bagfullofbooks #destevensonreadalong so I’ll be interested to hear their thoughts on this story. 
In the meantime, I posted a photo of the (cheesy!) cover of my 1973 Fontana paperback edition last month. @linnearlines was recently discussing reading books in public - with a cover like this, I would certainly keep it well hidden in a home-made dust-jacket!

#katherinewentworth #destevenson #fontanapaperbacks #vintagepaperbacks #fontanabooks #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #bookcollector #backpackbook #bookbag #vintagebooks

Recently, I finished reading “Katherine Wentworth” by D. E. Stevenson. I know others are also taking part in @bagfullofbooks #destevensonreadalong so I’ll be interested to hear their thoughts on this story. In the meantime, I posted a photo of the (cheesy!) cover of my 1973 Fontana paperback edition last month. @linnearlines was recently discussing reading books in public - with a cover like this, I would certainly keep it well hidden in a home-made dust-jacket! #katherinewentworth #destevenson #fontanapaperbacks #vintagepaperbacks #fontanabooks #bookstagram #igreads #booksofinstagram #bookcollector #backpackbook #bookbag #vintagebooks - 1 month ago

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3⭐- Death in the Clouds is set on a plane, there are a group of passengers, Hercule Poirot being one of them, and one of the passengers is murdered without anyone seeing a thing. So, Poirot sets out to solve the murder and clear his name.

Okay, so firstly, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Inspector Japp featured in this book! I really love the interaction between Japp and Poirot. I also quite liked the range of characters - they were all slightly odd and I liked that. I liked the minor twists throughout but not the major one at the end. I didn't think what Christie was suggesting was realistically plausible. People aren't as oblivious as she was suggesting. I thought the method of murder was clever but when Poirot explained how it was done without anyone seeing, it seemed sloppy. This book didn't live up to expectations. By the half way point in the book it became quite tiresome as the point of Poirot's inquiries weren't clear (I mean they usually aren't but in this book they seemed to DRAG). I just wanted it to move on quicker. 
As well as this, I thought of another character who could have been the murderer, I thought of the method and opportunity but not a satisfactory motive 😂. Overall, I didn't love the book but I didn't exactly hate it either. It was something inbetween, an okayish read. I think I would have enjoyed this book more had I actually read it on a plane 😅✈. I'm going on holiday in September so I might take it with me and reread it on the plane journey - who knows, perhaps I'll enjoy it more. 
#agathachristie#herculepoirot#poirot#deathintheclouds#vintagechristie#fontanapaperbacks#theagathachristiecollection#murdermystery#whodunnit#bookreview#recentread#mystery

3- Death in the Clouds is set on a plane, there are a group of passengers, Hercule Poirot being one of them, and one of the passengers is murdered without anyone seeing a thing. So, Poirot sets out to solve the murder and clear his name. Okay, so firstly, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Inspector Japp featured in this book! I really love the interaction between Japp and Poirot. I also quite liked the range of characters - they were all slightly odd and I liked that. I liked the minor twists throughout but not the major one at the end. I didn't think what Christie was suggesting was realistically plausible. People aren't as oblivious as she was suggesting. I thought the method of murder was clever but when Poirot explained how it was done without anyone seeing, it seemed sloppy. This book didn't live up to expectations. By the half way point in the book it became quite tiresome as the point of Poirot's inquiries weren't clear (I mean they usually aren't but in this book they seemed to DRAG). I just wanted it to move on quicker. As well as this, I thought of another character who could have been the murderer, I thought of the method and opportunity but not a satisfactory motive . Overall, I didn't love the book but I didn't exactly hate it either. It was something inbetween, an okayish read. I think I would have enjoyed this book more had I actually read it on a plane . I'm going on holiday in September so I might take it with me and reread it on the plane journey - who knows, perhaps I'll enjoy it more. #agathachristie #herculepoirot #poirot #deathintheclouds #vintagechristie #fontanapaperbacks #theagathachristiecollection #murdermystery #whodunnit #bookreview #recentread #mystery - 2 months ago

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5⭐!!! Sad Cypress was AMAZING! Definitely one of the most enjoyable Christie mysteries I've read! I loved how thrilling the plot was and the way in which the story was told. And omg that twist at the end was just SO good! I loved loved loved this one and I'd say it's in my top 10 Christie's for sure 😄. Poirot doesn't actually feature that much in the story but I think the small role he plays is justified. It's quite a refreshing change when the grey cells in that egg-shaped head of his takes a back seat of sorts lol. And by that I mean, this story was about more than just Poirot solving a case. I'd say a key theme was human relationships - particularly, how we connect to one another. Anyway, I'd recommend this to all Christie fans. It's a wonderful mystery👍🏻. #agathachristie#christie#queenofcrime#crimefiction#mysteryfiction#thechristiecollection#fontanapaperbacks#vintageagathachristie#bookreview#5starread#flatlay#booklover#booknerd#booklove#theagathachristiecollection#sadcypress#herculepoirot#poirot

5!!! Sad Cypress was AMAZING! Definitely one of the most enjoyable Christie mysteries I've read! I loved how thrilling the plot was and the way in which the story was told. And omg that twist at the end was just SO good! I loved loved loved this one and I'd say it's in my top 10 Christie's for sure . Poirot doesn't actually feature that much in the story but I think the small role he plays is justified. It's quite a refreshing change when the grey cells in that egg-shaped head of his takes a back seat of sorts lol. And by that I mean, this story was about more than just Poirot solving a case. I'd say a key theme was human relationships - particularly, how we connect to one another. Anyway, I'd recommend this to all Christie fans. It's a wonderful mystery🏻. #agathachristie #christie #queenofcrime #crimefiction #mysteryfiction #thechristiecollection #fontanapaperbacks #vintageagathachristie #bookreview #5starread #flatlay #booklover #booknerd #booklove #theagathachristiecollection #sadcypress #herculepoirot #poirot - 2 months ago

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A few weeks ago, I came across this book on my shelves. I know it has been there for years...and, at the moment, remains unread (it may be something to do with the cover!) I intend putting that right next month by joining in with @bagfullofbooks #destevensonreadalong .

#destevenson #katherinewentworth #fontanabooks #fontanapaperbacks #vintagepaperbacks #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookcollector #igreads #booksofinstagram #booklover

A few weeks ago, I came across this book on my shelves. I know it has been there for years...and, at the moment, remains unread (it may be something to do with the cover!) I intend putting that right next month by joining in with @bagfullofbooks #destevensonreadalong . #destevenson #katherinewentworth #fontanabooks #fontanapaperbacks #vintagepaperbacks #bookstagram #bibliophile #bookcollector #igreads #booksofinstagram #booklover - 2 months ago

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HG Wells, In the Days of the Comet, Fontana Science Fiction cover detail #hgwells #inthedaysofthecomet #pulpfiction #sciencefiction #sciencefictionart #sciencefictionbooks #fontanapaperbacks

HG Wells, In the Days of the Comet, Fontana Science Fiction cover detail #hgwells #inthedaysofthecomet #pulpfiction #sciencefiction #sciencefictionart #sciencefictionbooks #fontanapaperbacks - 3 months ago

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‘Larry stared at the little form and snorted.
‘“Well, that’s the penalty you pay for leaving Corfu,” he pointed out.
‘On the little card, in the column headed Description of Passengers, had been written, in neat capitals: One travelling Circus and Staff.’ — Gerald Durrell.
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Back on 7 January, either Norah or Becky (which?) of @curtisbrownheritage posted a much-loved collection of books by Gerald Durrell, to mark the anniversary of his birth. In a nice exchange of comments, they invited me to share my own. So I’m dubbing today #wildlifewednesday and here they are.
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The two vintage Penguins have been in my family for two generations, and owe their condition entirely to having been loved and read voraciously for all that time. But because I was apparently inattentive, I’ve only just realised that they have different illustrators. The Overloaded Ark was illustrated by Sabine Baur, while The Drunken Forest was illustrated by Ralph Thompson, Durrell’s longtime collaborator (and my personal favourite), who was also responsible for the art in The Bafut Beagles, published by Rupert Hart-Davis, a recent acquisition.
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My edition of My Family and Other Animals was published at the time of the BBC adaptation, which I regard as vastly superior to both the 2005 cinema film and ITV’s The Durrells. And the three Fontana paperbacks, two completing the Corfu Trilogy and the third recounting Durrell’s experiences in filming wildlife, were bought at about that same time, to feed my renewed hunger for all things Durrell.
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‘Larry stared at the little form and snorted. ‘“Well, that’s the penalty you pay for leaving Corfu,” he pointed out. ‘On the little card, in the column headed Description of Passengers, had been written, in neat capitals: One travelling Circus and Staff.’ — Gerald Durrell. * * * Back on 7 January, either Norah or Becky (which?) of @curtisbrownheritage posted a much-loved collection of books by Gerald Durrell, to mark the anniversary of his birth. In a nice exchange of comments, they invited me to share my own. So I’m dubbing today #wildlifewednesday and here they are. * The two vintage Penguins have been in my family for two generations, and owe their condition entirely to having been loved and read voraciously for all that time. But because I was apparently inattentive, I’ve only just realised that they have different illustrators. The Overloaded Ark was illustrated by Sabine Baur, while The Drunken Forest was illustrated by Ralph Thompson, Durrell’s longtime collaborator (and my personal favourite), who was also responsible for the art in The Bafut Beagles, published by Rupert Hart-Davis, a recent acquisition. * My edition of My Family and Other Animals was published at the time of the BBC adaptation, which I regard as vastly superior to both the 2005 cinema film and ITV’s The Durrells. And the three Fontana paperbacks, two completing the Corfu Trilogy and the third recounting Durrell’s experiences in filming wildlife, were bought at about that same time, to feed my renewed hunger for all things Durrell. * I just want to add ‘thank you’ to all the marmalade mavens who responded to yesterday’s post.🧡 * * * * * * #GeraldDurrell #MyFamilyAndOtherAnimals #CorfuTrilogy #thewildinwords #classicnonfiction #greatreads #vintagepenguins #penguinpaperbacks #fontanapaperbacks #tabletoptales #stillswithstories #thecharmofbooks #relishingreading #frommybookshelf #mybookfilledlife #booklover #bookstagram - 3 months ago

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Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh! 
And it's #fontanafriday ⛲

I'm going to focus on Fontana's theology sub-imprint today.

While looking through my Fontana collection, I discovered that some of the books with the same logo are actually published by 'Fount' and others are published by 'Fountain'. Why did Fontana Religious change its name twice between 1977 and 1978?

I did a little internet sleuthing to find out more about the other names. According to a Collins wiki entry; "Upon purchasing the rights to the works of C. S. Lewis, Fount was established as Collins's religion imprint." But what about Fountain? I can't find much info at all... Almost like it didn't exist. I wonder if they had to change the name again due to copyright infringement... Or maybe 'Fountain' just didn't have enough religious connotations so they simply rebranded... I have in my collection a well read copy of 'Mister God this is Anna' published by Fount from 1987. The original ad from 1977 says that it was published by Fountain but the copyright info inside my copy says it was published by Fontana... Maybe it doesn't matter, but when you collect old books, you get curious about their creation. So many people were involved in the making of them, not just the writer. If you know any information about Fountain Paperbacks, please let me know 😊

#happystandrewsday #scottishpublishers #collinsbooks #fountpaperbacks #fountainpaperbacks #bookmystery #bookpublishing #fontanapaperbacks #fontanareligious #cslewisbooks #booklogos #bookishfeatures #vintagebookstagram #religiousbooks #bookpublishers

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhuibh! And it's #fontanafriday I'm going to focus on Fontana's theology sub-imprint today. While looking through my Fontana collection, I discovered that some of the books with the same logo are actually published by 'Fount' and others are published by 'Fountain'. Why did Fontana Religious change its name twice between 1977 and 1978? I did a little internet sleuthing to find out more about the other names. According to a Collins wiki entry; "Upon purchasing the rights to the works of C. S. Lewis, Fount was established as Collins's religion imprint." But what about Fountain? I can't find much info at all... Almost like it didn't exist. I wonder if they had to change the name again due to copyright infringement... Or maybe 'Fountain' just didn't have enough religious connotations so they simply rebranded... I have in my collection a well read copy of 'Mister God this is Anna' published by Fount from 1987. The original ad from 1977 says that it was published by Fountain but the copyright info inside my copy says it was published by Fontana... Maybe it doesn't matter, but when you collect old books, you get curious about their creation. So many people were involved in the making of them, not just the writer. If you know any information about Fountain Paperbacks, please let me know #happystandrewsday #scottishpublishers #collinsbooks #fountpaperbacks #fountainpaperbacks #bookmystery #bookpublishing #fontanapaperbacks #fontanareligious #cslewisbooks #booklogos #bookishfeatures #vintagebookstagram #religiousbooks #bookpublishers - 5 months ago

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Another classic from the Queen of Crime for #fontanafriday My last post showed my all time favourite Agatha Christie...but this is up there in the top ten for me. I wonder how many different editions with different covers are in existence? Interesting to see how the fashion changes with the times - this particular edition reflects the popular pulp/kitsch style of 1960s paperbacks.
#agathachristie #the450frompaddington #missmarple #thequeenifcrime #bookstagram #goldenageofcrimefiction #classiccrimefiction #murderandmystery #detectivefiction #janemarple #fontanapaperbacks #fontanabooks #bookworm

Another classic from the Queen of Crime for #fontanafriday My last post showed my all time favourite Agatha Christie...but this is up there in the top ten for me. I wonder how many different editions with different covers are in existence? Interesting to see how the fashion changes with the times - this particular edition reflects the popular pulp/kitsch style of 1960s paperbacks. #agathachristie #the450frompaddington #missmarple #thequeenifcrime #bookstagram #goldenageofcrimefiction #classiccrimefiction #murderandmystery #detectivefiction #janemarple #fontanapaperbacks #fontanabooks #bookworm - 5 months ago

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More deeply creepy Tom Adams covers for some Agatha Christie paperbacks Fontana did in the 70s. These terrified me when I was a kid. THANKS MOM. #thingsthatterrifiedmeasakid #tomadams #fontanapaperbacks #tomadamscovers #bookdesign #bookcoverdesign #agathachristie

More deeply creepy Tom Adams covers for some Agatha Christie paperbacks Fontana did in the 70s. These terrified me when I was a kid. THANKS MOM. #thingsthatterrifiedmeasakid #tomadams #fontanapaperbacks #tomadamscovers #bookdesign #bookcoverdesign #agathachristie - 6 months ago

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Some Tom Adams book covers that scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. Actually, they still kinda scare me. #tomadams #bookdesign #bookcoverdesign #bookcovers #agathachristie #fontanabooks #fontanapaperbacks

Some Tom Adams book covers that scared the hell out of me when I was a kid. Actually, they still kinda scare me. #tomadams #bookdesign #bookcoverdesign #bookcovers #agathachristie #fontanabooks #fontanapaperbacks - 7 months ago

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I finally got it. One of My most favorites from the 1970's TV Show The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries ~ THE HARDY BOYS AND NANCY DREW MEET DRACULA AND OTHER STORIES ~ A TV 'SPECIAL' THERE GREAT MYSTERIES FROM THE EXCITING TELEVISION SERIES.. Three thrilling adventures of the two Hardy boys and girl-detective Nancy Drew - in which they find themselves tackling mysteries in Dracula's castle, a haunted mansion, and the zany world of a pop idol. (READ IT) #thehardyboys #hardyboys #hardyboysbooks #nancydrew #nancydrewbooks #frankhardy #joehardy #shauncassidy #parkerstevenson #pamelasuemartin #franklinwdixon #carolynkeene #glenalarson #michaelsloan #jameshenerson #1978 #grossetanddunlap #1979 #fontanapaperbacks #armadabook #1980 #stratemeyersyndicate #novelisation #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksareawesome #booksarefun #booksarepowerful #booksareknowledge #booklover

I finally got it. One of My most favorites from the 1970's TV Show The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Mysteries ~ THE HARDY BOYS AND NANCY DREW MEET DRACULA AND OTHER STORIES ~ A TV 'SPECIAL' THERE GREAT MYSTERIES FROM THE EXCITING TELEVISION SERIES.. Three thrilling adventures of the two Hardy boys and girl-detective Nancy Drew - in which they find themselves tackling mysteries in Dracula's castle, a haunted mansion, and the zany world of a pop idol. (READ IT) #thehardyboys #hardyboys #hardyboysbooks #nancydrew #nancydrewbooks #frankhardy #joehardy #shauncassidy #parkerstevenson #pamelasuemartin #franklinwdixon #carolynkeene #glenalarson #michaelsloan #jameshenerson #1978 #grossetanddunlap #1979 #fontanapaperbacks #armadabook #1980 #stratemeyersyndicate #novelisation #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #booksareawesome #booksarefun #booksarepowerful #booksareknowledge #booklover - 9 months ago

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Latest batch of vintage crime paperbacks (plus a couple of classics) I picked up at a second hand book festival on the weekend. I do love the cover illustrations of these old paperbacks, especially the Agatha Christie ones..the pictures just seem to pop out at you. Has anyone read any of these? If so, what did you think? 
#books #vintagebooks #vintagecrimefiction #agathachristie #fontanapaperbacks #oldbooks #dostoyevsky #ngaioremarsh #vintagepaperbacks

Latest batch of vintage crime paperbacks (plus a couple of classics) I picked up at a second hand book festival on the weekend. I do love the cover illustrations of these old paperbacks, especially the Agatha Christie ones..the pictures just seem to pop out at you. Has anyone read any of these? If so, what did you think? #books #vintagebooks #vintagecrimefiction #agathachristie #fontanapaperbacks #oldbooks #dostoyevsky #ngaioremarsh #vintagepaperbacks - 10 months ago

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A couple of lovely Tony Meeuwissen covers for these C.S. Lewis books. They are part of a series commissioned in the 1970s by Mike Dempsey, former art director for Fontana Paperbacks.
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These books actually belong to my dad. One of my earliest childhood memories is tricycling around his library, pulling out books to look at. I always loved this cover of Surprised by Joy. Those grapes had me convinced it was a children’s book 😂
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A couple of lovely Tony Meeuwissen covers for these C.S. Lewis books. They are part of a series commissioned in the 1970s by Mike Dempsey, former art director for Fontana Paperbacks. . These books actually belong to my dad. One of my earliest childhood memories is tricycling around his library, pulling out books to look at. I always loved this cover of Surprised by Joy. Those grapes had me convinced it was a children’s book • 1977 | Surprised by Joy 1975 | Fern-seed and Elephants • #cslewis #tonymeeuwissen #mikedempsey #fontanapaperbacks #oldbooks #vintagebooks #book #bookdesign #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #reader #reading #readersofinstagram #igbooks #igreads - 11 months ago

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Birthday Group Photo!
(The Comic Muppet Book -bought by me with my own money in a London England bookshop in 1979). #fontanapaperbacks #kermitbirthday  #muppetshow #crazyharry

Birthday Group Photo! (The Comic Muppet Book -bought by me with my own money in a London England bookshop in 1979). #fontanapaperbacks #kermitbirthday #muppetshow #crazyharry - 12 months ago

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Another #day, another #donation to #TheLibraryOfUnreadBooks! This one from @choi.binna who is director of @whereiscasco where the #library was just hosted. I love it when we get #books filled with #inscriptions and #stories. #bookstgram #booksofinstagram #hemanchong #reneestaal #barthes #rolandbarthes #jonathanculler #fontanapaperbacks #fontanamodernmasters #fontana #book #paperback #unread #unreadbook #unreadbooks

Another #day , another #donation to #TheLibraryOfUnreadBooks ! This one from @choi.binna who is director of @whereiscasco where the #library was just hosted. I love it when we get #books filled with #inscriptions and #stories . #bookstgram #booksofinstagram #hemanchong #reneestaal #barthes #rolandbarthes #jonathanculler #fontanapaperbacks #fontanamodernmasters #fontana #book #paperback #unread #unreadbook #unreadbooks - 1 year ago

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1979 Booker Prize winner. This slim novel is set in the early 1960s on the banks of the Thanes, following the misfortunes (mostly) of a group of barge dwellers. It was a pretty unfulfilling read - the scenes and characters are deftly portrayed but none seemed fleshed out, and the dramatic turns at the end of the book felt overwrought- as if all that meandering had to have some punctuation! #offshore #penelopefitzgerald #fontanapaperbacks #bookerprizewinner #bookerprizechallenge #london #swingingsixties #bookstagram #instabook #bookworm #manbooker50

1979 Booker Prize winner. This slim novel is set in the early 1960s on the banks of the Thanes, following the misfortunes (mostly) of a group of barge dwellers. It was a pretty unfulfilling read - the scenes and characters are deftly portrayed but none seemed fleshed out, and the dramatic turns at the end of the book felt overwrought- as if all that meandering had to have some punctuation! #offshore #penelopefitzgerald #fontanapaperbacks #bookerprizewinner #bookerprizechallenge #london #swingingsixties #bookstagram #instabook #bookworm #manbooker50 - 1 year ago

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This time I knew exactly what I was doing when I bought five of the seven Stephen Lavis illustrated Narnia paperbacks, copies of which I already own. The clue is on the reverse. When it became necessary to list international prices on paperbacks this series was reprinted with a white box across the lower part of the back image, hiding some the most important elements in the illustration. Though my original is without this obstruction most of the paperbacks I’ve seen are post international. Therefore, when I saw these early versions too I had to collect them together, at £1.00 each for a notable charity, as they are in a similar mint condition. If I can find the two remaining books I’ll hand them over to a deserving new owner. (Unfortunately I haven’t been able to replace the original box they came in, left to sun bleach by a then girlfriend.) #stephenlavis #cslewis #narnia #thelionthewitchandthewardrobe #fontanalions #fontanapaperbacks #paulinebaynes #illustration #paperbackcover

This time I knew exactly what I was doing when I bought five of the seven Stephen Lavis illustrated Narnia paperbacks, copies of which I already own. The clue is on the reverse. When it became necessary to list international prices on paperbacks this series was reprinted with a white box across the lower part of the back image, hiding some the most important elements in the illustration. Though my original is without this obstruction most of the paperbacks I’ve seen are post international. Therefore, when I saw these early versions too I had to collect them together, at £1.00 each for a notable charity, as they are in a similar mint condition. If I can find the two remaining books I’ll hand them over to a deserving new owner. (Unfortunately I haven’t been able to replace the original box they came in, left to sun bleach by a then girlfriend.) #stephenlavis #cslewis #narnia #thelionthewitchandthewardrobe #fontanalions #fontanapaperbacks #paulinebaynes #illustration #paperbackcover - 1 year ago

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Look at these utterly gorgeous first and early Fontana Paperback editions that we have just had in. I generally favour the later Tom Adams Fontana covers but these are truly wonderful. I especially like the hand gestures and hand placements - the art of an instantly heightened dramatic effect has not been bettered in the history of crime fiction covers. DM for prices. They are between £5 and £10. 
#agathachristie #herculepoirot #fontana #fontanapaperbacks #pulpfiction #addymanbooks #murderandmayhem #crimefiction #vintagepaperback #hayonwye #booktown #📚 #usedbooks #usedbookstore #bookshop

Look at these utterly gorgeous first and early Fontana Paperback editions that we have just had in. I generally favour the later Tom Adams Fontana covers but these are truly wonderful. I especially like the hand gestures and hand placements - the art of an instantly heightened dramatic effect has not been bettered in the history of crime fiction covers. DM for prices. They are between £5 and £10. #agathachristie #herculepoirot #fontana #fontanapaperbacks #pulpfiction #addymanbooks #murderandmayhem #crimefiction #vintagepaperback #hayonwye #booktown # #usedbooks #usedbookstore #bookshop - 2 years ago

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The 9th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories. #rhudyardkipling #edithwharton #judithmerril #ghoststories #melancholyandmenace #readingmatters #readinginthedark #fontana #bookaddict #bookstagram #1970s #fontanapaperbacks #etsyseller

The 9th Fontana Book of Great Ghost Stories. #rhudyardkipling #edithwharton #judithmerril #ghoststories #melancholyandmenace #readingmatters #readinginthedark #fontana #bookaddict #bookstagram #1970s #fontanapaperbacks #etsyseller - 2 years ago

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Look what books just came in today after yesterday's Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot #booksellersbreakfast  These vintage Pan and Fontana paperbacks are just gorgeous and in very good condition. DM us for prices!
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#addymanbooks #murderandmayhem #murdermystery #herculepoirot #agathachristie #panpaperbacks #fontanapaperbacks #paperbackcrime #detectivefiction #vintagebooks #vintagepaperbacks #usedbooks #usedbookstore #beautifulbooks

Look what books just came in today after yesterday's Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot #booksellersbreakfast These vintage Pan and Fontana paperbacks are just gorgeous and in very good condition. DM us for prices! 🕵🏻 🕵🏻 🕵🏻 🕵🏻 🕵🏻 #addymanbooks #murderandmayhem #murdermystery #herculepoirot #agathachristie #panpaperbacks #fontanapaperbacks #paperbackcrime #detectivefiction #vintagebooks #vintagepaperbacks #usedbooks #usedbookstore #beautifulbooks - 2 years ago

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Film tie-in cover from 1970.

#hayleymills #hywelbennett #agathachristie #fontanapaperbacks

Film tie-in cover from 1970. #hayleymills #hywelbennett #agathachristie #fontanapaperbacks - 2 years ago

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Some Agatha Christie in old Fontana paperback with the wonderful covers by Tom Adams. #agathachristie #tomadams #tomadamsartist #books #paperbacks #fontanapaperbacks #crimefiction #mystery

Some Agatha Christie in old Fontana paperback with the wonderful covers by Tom Adams. #agathachristie #tomadams #tomadamsartist #books #paperbacks #fontanapaperbacks #crimefiction #mystery - 4 years ago

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Favourite volume of #AnthonyPowell #ADanceToTheMusicOfTime so far #books #amreading #reading #fontanapaperbacks #marc

Favourite volume of #AnthonyPowell #ADanceToTheMusicOfTime so far #books #amreading #reading #fontanapaperbacks #marc - 4 years ago

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