A beautiful book is a beautiful thing.
The line above is from a piece by Rachel Cooke in the 16 April Sunday Observer to mark the death of Germano Facetti, art director at Penguin books from 1961 to 1972. Rachel Cooke and I apparently have something in common: we both collect old Penguins. Then again that’s not so unusual. Old Penguin editions are hard to resist—they are among the prettiest books there are—so I frequently end up picking up titles I already have if I come across a nice Penguin edition. What a sucker.