Penguin Drop Caps: beautiful books from A to Z

Created by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley and illustrated by type designer Jessica Hische, Penguin Drop Caps is a series of 26 rainbow-hued hardcover editions of literature's finest treasures. An edition for each letter of the alphabet, the series features authors from A (Jane Austen) to Z (Carlos Ruiz Zafon). You'll find contemporary literature under I (Kazuo Ishiguro) and K (Sue Monk Kidd), and poetry and prose under W (Walt Whitman). Adventure tales, Victorian romance and science fiction are here too, scattered throughout this eye-catching collection of desirable books.

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