Life in an English village
lithographs by Edward Bawden
introductory essay by Noel Carrington
This cover uses an Oak leaf motif to suggest life in an English village. Using the oak leaf within a pattern diminishes the initial impact of the motif, but ensures its presence in the minds of readers. The overall cover design implies sweetness and tradition by using a Regency style combination of text box and prettily patterned cover. However, this style combines with a bolder, more modern style inside that takes the designs in another direction.