Friday, 26 February 2010

Capuchin Classics

Today I received one of the loveliest catalogues.  Capuchin Classics is a publishing house that concentrates on "reviving great works of fiction which have been unjustly forgotten or neglected" and they have created a strong, identifiable brand within the aesthetics of their books.  Each book appears with an attractive sketch on a paperback with serene green bands across the top of the book.  I was surprised to find that the 'book' in my package today was in fact the 2010 catalogue; a collectable in itself.  The catalogue devotes two pages to each of their publications with plot outlines and brief bios of the authors and foreword writers accompanied by a sketch and a quote pertinent to each book.  A charming compilation.   I came across a few books that entice me, particularly The Unbearable Bassington by Saki, Juan in America by Eric Linklater and Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford. They are currently doing a 3 for 2 on online orders and also invite suggestions for books for publication.  Their website and blog are well worth a visit.

6 comments:

Mrs. B. said...

These books look and sound wonderful. I'm not sure which one to order first!

lyn said...

I love Capuchin too. I have several on the tbr shelves & I've preordered Highland Fling.

Darlene said...

I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy at the thought of ever more books being published that are that notch above. You can't go wrong with Saki, his stories are so clever and witty. Now off to check out that site!

Lulu said...

I was about to post about their catalogue myself, because I too received a copy last week and fell in love with it! Great minds...

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Rochester Reader said...

Mrs B: I have the same problem, really! Too many books to choose from :-)

Lyn: I think 'Highland Fling' might be my first Nancy Mitford, which is fitting as I believe that it is her first novel.

Darlene: I hang my head in shame as I haven't read Saki BUT I have heard great things. Glad that you recommend him too.

Lulu: Haha! Great minds indeed. Such a lovely catalogue, isn't it? I love all those sketches and how much work and thought they put into the presentation of the catalogue.

Hannah Stoneham said...

I am going to order that catalogue! thanks for sharing, hannah