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Books published by publisher Jonathan Cape

  • Self-Portrait

    Celia Paul

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, Nov. 7, 2019)
    I’m not a portrait painter. If I’m anything, I have always been an autobiographer.Self-Portrait reveals a life truly lived through art. In this short, intimate memoir, Celia Paul moves effortlessly through time in words and images, folding in her past and present selves. From her move to the Slade School of Fine Art at sixteen, through a profound and intense affair with the older and better-known artist Lucian Freud, to the practices of her present-day studio, she meticulously assembles the surprising, beautiful, haunting scenes of a life. Paul brings to her prose the same qualities that she brings to her art: a brutal honesty, a delicate but powerful intensity, and an acute eye for visual detail. At its heart, this is a book about a young woman becoming an artist, with all the sacrifices and complications that entails. As she moves out of Freud’s shadow, and navigates the path from muse to painter in her own right, Paul’s power and identity as an artist emerge from the page. Self-Portrait is a uniquely arresting, poignant book, and a work of art and literature by a singular talent.
  • My Big Shouting Day

    Rebecca Patterson

    Paperback (Jonathan Cape, April 1, 2012)
  • Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

    Chris Ware

    Paperback (Jonathan Cape, May 1, 2004)
    A comic/graphic novel that won the Guardian First Book Award 2001. It is the first graphic novel to win a major British literary prize.
  • Necklace of Raindrops and Other Stories

    Joan Aiken

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, Oct. 1, 2009)
    'This is how it all began'. From "A Necklace of Raindrops" to "The Patchwork Quilt", here are eight classic stories to treasure and enjoy. Beginning and ending with a birthday, this spell-binding collection conjures up a world filled with magic, where wishes can come true. A necklace of raindrops that keeps its owner dry in the heaviest rainstorm; a tiger that runs faster than the wind; a huge floating apple pie with a piece of sky in it; a baker's cat who swells to the size of a whale when his mistress feeds him yeast; and, a house that stands on one leg - these are just some of the objects and characters that figure in these delightful stories.
  • All You Need is Love

    Emma Chichester Clark

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, Oct. 31, 2019)
    Plum loves everyone. She loves her mummy and daddy and she especially loves her best friends, Rocket, Esther, Bean and Jakey.Her favourite part of the day is when she chases her best friends around the park. But when new dogs try to join in, Plum isn’t so sure.Do they really need new friends? Especially ones as big as Otto, as old as Bounder, or as tiny as Milly?In this heartwarming tale, Plum learns what it really means to be a friend and how much fun new ones can be – especially when you give them a chance.
  • Billy and the Dragon

    Nadia Shireen

    Paperback (Jonathan Cape, Aug. 8, 2019)
    'It's a great story for everyone, especially those not used to seeing themselves centre-stage'- The Guardian on Billy and the BeastOur fearless heroine Billy is back! Whilst at a fancy-dress party, something terrible happens: Billy's loyal sidekick Fatcat is kidnapped by a fire-breathing dragon. Uh-oh!But luckily for Fatcat, Billy won't stand for that: off she goes on a brave rescue mission...Join Billy for a fairytale adventure with a twist.
  • Persepolis

    Marjane Satrapi

    Paperback (Jonathan Cape, July 1, 2006)
    Persepolis I II
  • Mr Gumpy's Rhino

    John Burningham

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, Aug. 1, 2019)
    Mr Gumpy is off on an adventure! This time he’s rescuing a rhino who’s lost its parents… But growing rhinos needs lots of food. Will Charlie the rhino and Mr Gumpy manage to make a happy home together?A madcap adventure for children, adults and rhinos alike. Praise for Mr Gumpy’s Outing – winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal"“A story of real drama observed with gentle humour”
  • African Adventure

    Willard Price

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, )
  • Avocado Baby

    John Burningham

    Board book (Jonathan Cape, Jan. 2, 2020)
  • Nicola Bayley's Book of Nursery Rhymes

    No Author, Nicola Bayley

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, Jan. 1, 1975)
  • The human body; a three dimensional study

    Jonathan Miller, David Pelham

    Hardcover (Jonathan Cape, March 15, 1983)
    Corners bumped, bookseller's marks, some marking to pages, pop ups worn but all working. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.