Edwardian book jackets: there was obviously a trend in the early twentieth-century for book titles to be ‘a thing’ or a person: an unpopular schoolgirl, Miss Baxter’s Bequest, A Puzzling Pair and so on. Invariably the covers are embossed and have simple bold outline illustrations, picked out in simple colours. Here are a few of my favourite covers from the collection of Edwardian books amassed by Liz, my partner’s mother.