Friday, 26 February 2010
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.