Posts tagged Three Kinds of Kissing
Red Axe Covers #8: Three Kinds of Kissing

With his cover for Helen Lamb’s vividly atmospheric novel Three Kinds of Kissing, designer Mark Mechan aimed to capture the mood of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s – the period in which the story takes place. This is one of the most detailed, unique covers he’s created for us. In this blog post he breaks down his design process.

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Helen Lamb and Three Kinds of Kissing

The subtle spellbinding strength of Helen’s writing comes from an intuitive, keenly felt sense of what makes human lives so special, and sometimes so messy and difficult. Helen knew that what doesn’t get talked about, what lies behind a look or a glance, is what really matters. This unswerving commitment to the “truth” of her characters runs through Three Kinds of Kissing. The story of Grace and Olive, and of the secret that binds them together and tears them apart, may be a work of fiction but it is unwaveringly honest. Chris Powici, writer and former partner of the late Helen Lamb, discusses Lamb’s writing process and interests.

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