Four of the books that I bought during the last six months or so have astonishing covers. I didn’t buy them specifically for that reason. But in the case of some of the books featured in this post, it was the cover that appealed to me to begin with. I usually favour paperback editions, so they dominate my selections of favourite book covers. There is an exception to that rule this time, though. The hardback edition of Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson is so beautiful that I made sure to buy it, despite it being more expensive than the paperback.
Let’s take a closer look at the four book covers below!
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Cover design: Suzanne Dean
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
Cover design: Katie Scott
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin
Cover design: (I couldn’t find the name of the designer)
Publisher: Hodder Stoughton
English Animals by Laura Kaye
Cover design: Ceara Elliot