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  • Book cover design: ‘Dead authors get the best book jackets’

    October 30th, 2014

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    Steve Panton, Penguin Design Award 2013 second prize winner, is an in-house Junior Designer at Profile Books and Serpent’s Tail. ‘I’ve noticed that dead authors get the best book jackets. I’ll let you draw your own conclusion as to why this is.’ Peter Mendelsund There is something incredibly rewarding and...

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  • The Sounds of Robert Wyatt – playlist

    October 30th, 2014

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    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves’garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt turn after he fell from...

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  • A Stormy Evening at the Buck Snort Restaurant

    October 30th, 2014

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    A Stormy Evening at the Buck Snort Restaurant is extracted from J Robert Lennon’s new collection of bizarre, darkly funny and disconcerting short stories, See You in Paradise. It’s certainly getting us in the mood for Halloween… Download a PDF or click below to read. Twitter: @jrobertlennon...

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  • We’re moving!

    October 28th, 2014

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    We will be leaving our offices on Exmouth Market and moving to new premises at Holford Yard, just off Pentonville Road between Kings Cross St Pancras and Angel stations. From Monday 10th November our new address will be: Profile Books Ltd 3 Holford Yard Bevin Way London WC1X 9HD Andrew...

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  • An evening with Robert Wyatt

    Sunday 23 November

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    Few artists can match the critical acclaim and influence of Robert Wyatt. He is a founding member of Soft Machine and a remarkable songwriter; a jazz-loving Marxist who has appeared on Top of the Pops singing a Monkees song and a man who has managed to corral the talents of...

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