You may not know, but Daunt Books have branched out into reprints. Indeed, they did so in 2010. It’s been mentioned a few times around the blogosphere – I have an inkling that I may have mentioned it in passing here, actually – but today is the first time I have set eyes on the books they’ve printed. Having seen my review of Ann Bridge’s Illyrian Spring, they very kindly got in touch and offered to send me a copy – as well as two novels by Sybille Bedford: A Favourite of the Gods and its sequel A Compass Error. When I went to the Celebration of Elizabeth Taylor, Elizabeth Jane Howard listed Taylor and Bedford as the two authors universally praised by other novelists – so I’m excited to try her out. These books are (I quote the email I got) ‘about three generations of women living in Rome, London and the South of France in the first decades of the 20th Century.’ Sounds good, no?
Oh, and excuse my fancifulness with the images. I’ve been envious of people who have Instagram, and then discovered that Picasa 3 is the Poor Man’s Instagram (as well as being the Poor Man’s Photoshop) so… yeah. I’ll try not to get too carried away for future posts!
Aren’t they beautiful editions? In terms of buying them, Daunt Books are primarily a bookseller, especially travel books, so they don’t have a publishing website set up – but you can buy these editions from them. Let me know what you think of their style – and, of course, whether you have read Sybille Bedford’s work.