The World …

worldaccordingtogarpcvrSee Bloomsbury are putting out John Irving’s new book Last Night in Twisted River in October. The World According to Garp is one of my favourite books. I bought a copy when it first came out in paperback, but lent it to someone … This afternoon I got round to replacing it with the Weidenfeld & Nicolson special limited edition (published July 2009), one of a series of nine classic books published to celebrate the publisher’s 60th anniversary. Can’t wait to read it again …

Afterword: I don’t usually go for ‘special limited edition’ anything, but liked the die-cut cover (exposing the endpapers), designed by Karl Grandin. More on the series design in Creative Review.