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A Clockwork Orange book cover limited edition print by David Pelham

Clock

It is an instantly-recognisable image, with this A Clockwork Orange book cover limited edition print by David Pelham now available to buy in a limited edition.

It's available from new fine art company Wire Frame, which has reproduced the cover art of David Pelham, specifically his work on JG Ballard covers, but most famously of all, this cover for the original issue of Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. It's a cover that has never been bettered by subsequent reissues of the book.

Each print is on matt 310gsm fine art paper and uses pigment-based lightfast inks. The prints are individually signed and numbered by the artist and include an accompanying certificate of authenticity. Sized at 60 x 40cm, you can secure one for £275.

Find out more at the Wire Frame website

Via Switched On Art

Categories / Books, Film and TV

Ritual by David Pinner – the book that inspired the Wicker Man movie reprinted

Ritual

Not an exact template for the movie, Ritual by David Pinner was, however, the book that inspired the movie – and it is getting a reprint in the very near future.

Rather than being set in the Scottish highlands, this 1967 novel is set in Cornwall, with police officer, David Hanlin asked to investigate the murder of a local child. Whilst there, he's subjected to mental trickery, seduction, ancient religious practices and sacrificial rituals. Sound familiar?

The rights to the book were obtained for the Wicker Man movie a few years later, with a fairly minimal rewrite creating the ultimate movie cult classic. Original copies go for silly money, so the £6.39 price tag for the new version, which comes with original cover artwork and a new forward by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley, looks a serious bargain. Alternatively, a hardback version sells for £9.09.

Find out more at the Amazon website