Monday, 30 July 2012


A new edition of Edith Templeton's classic 1960s novel Gordon is imminent from Penguin, using a lovely Bill Brandt photo.

They're also rereleasing her story collection, The Darts of Cupid, an ebook, with a different Brandt cover:

Penguin have used that image before, for one of the variant editions of Lady Chatterley.

In the US, Gordon looks like this:

This photo, 'Elevator' by Jason Langer, is also used by Penguin UK:

Gordon in the UK used to look like this (this is the Viking hardcover I own):

Unusually, the image was used in the various foreign language editions:

German edition

Spanish edition
The sad thing is, I suspect that it's only get a new edition because of the new interest in bondage/dominance because of those bloody Fifty Shades books.

Speaking of Lawrence, here's a previously undiscovered addition to his back-catalogue:


Alun Severn said...

The Darts of Cupid has (I think, anyway) been a long time coming into pbk -- and it's a terrific collection of short stories, highly recommended.

Brian Busby said...

Songs and Lovers, written under the influence of e.e. cummings, designed by the same anonymous hand that brings us no-name packaging.

JRSM said...

Alun, it's great, isn't it? I guess if it takes E.L. James to get people reading Templeton, something good has happened. It just seems a shame for really good stuff to be riding that tacky wave.

Brian, I think you have the eexplanation!

matthew. said...

I hope Songs and Lovers is followed closely by Lawrence's little known prequel novel The Rainbow Connection.

Thanks, I'll see myself out.

JRSM said...

I've been sitting here trying to come up with more Lawrence/music puns, and failing utterly. This is no way to live.