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Frantic by Frances Lynn, illustrated by Celia Birtwell

Any fiction with a retro setting is always welcome here, but Frantic by Frances Lynn is particularly noteworthy as the book is illustrated by Celia Birtwell.

Frantic is about the exploits of a young woman in the early 1970s in London and San Francisco, a hedonist world of which Frances had first hand experience. She apparently got the idea for “Frantic” from hanging out in David Hockney’s basement in the Seventies and her friendship with Celia Birtwell goes back to this period. You can buy the book from the usual book retailers, but if you buy it from Celia Birtwell’s website, you will get a copy signed by the designer.

The book costs £8.99 from the Celia Birtwell website.