"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."   - J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

Why Tolkien was a fine modern artist

The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from the shire who goes on the adventure of a lifetime. The Hobbit is less complicated and easier to read than the Lord of The Rings but still full of adventure, excitement and exploration.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Panther 1972

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Panther 1972 I do have this on my bookshelf but it is one with a drawing from the movie with Harrison Ford on the cover etc. having an original cover like this one before the movie would be

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a wonderful book about the life and the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Booktopia has The Man in the High Castle, Penguin Modern Classics by Philip K. Buy a discounted Paperback of The Man in the High Castle online from Australia's leading online bookstore.

mervyn peake gormenghast illustrations - Google Search

Gormenghast - second in the Titus Groan series and as great as the first. I felt rather let down by 'Titus Alone'

1984, Georges Orwell  Club des Libraires de France, Paris, 1956  designed by Pierre Faucheux

1984, Georges Orwell Club des Libraires de France, Paris, 1956 designed by Pierre Faucheux

The first lines of Dog Years by Günter Grass, 1963. Typed on a Optima Elite typewriter manufactured in 1963.

The first lines of Dog Years by Günter Grass, Typed on a Optima Elite typewriter manufactured in

1968 Penguin edition of Orwell's 1984. There were three variations on this cover in the late 1960s. The painting is 'The Control Room, Civil Defence Headquarters' by William Roberts, which was painted in 1941. It is now in Salford Museum and Art Gallery's collection and will be on display along with his two preparitory works in my exhibition at the gallery, called 1984 Looks Like This. 17 March to 1 July 2012.

Penguin edition cover shows ''The Control Room, Civil Defence Headquarters'' by William Roberts

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