I always judge a book by its cover. It’s not always a fair judgement I guess, but there is no doubt that I would purchase the books below if I ever encountered them in a shop (although I’ve read some of the stories).
These beautiful, rich & romantic covers are the work of illustrator Lizzy Stewart; a London-based illustrator and artist who has created works for numerous clients including The New York Times and Lux Magazine. Besides these covers, you can find a lot more illustrated delight on her site and a selection of prints and illustrated items available in her shop.
This last portrait is not a cover, but it’s so lovely that I had to include it anyway. It’s also available on print!