England, England | Promotional Puzzle (Jonathan Cape, 1998)

Notes on this item: England, England Promotional Puzzle. Jonathan Cape, 1998.

Jonathan Cape created this puzzle to promote Julian Barnes’s novel England, England. The four puzzle pieces feature dust jacket art on one side and promotional text on the reverse. The number of puzzles produced is currently unknown.

Barnes mailed the puzzle to Rolland Comstock, a well-known book collector who specialized in contemporary British authors, including Barnes, Martin Amis, Jim Crace, and others. Comstock was known to travel great distances  to attend author readings and would regularly arrive with a suitcase full of books to be signed. The note enclosed with the promotional puzzle is dated 19 July 1999, and states:

Dear Rolland,
I remember promising you this a couple of months ago. Hope you can solve it! Nice seeing you in D.C.
Best wishes,

24th METU British Novelists International Conference Poster

Notes on this item: This poster promotes the 24th METU British Novelists International Conference held in Ankara, Turkey on 13-14 December 2018. The keynote speaker was Julian Barnes scholar Vanessa Guignery. The poster measures approximately 22″ x 31″.

The Man Booker Prize Poster, 2005

Notes on this item: Poster promoting The Man Booker Prize Poster for 2005. Approximately 50 x 35.5 cm. The poster features the shortlisted novels, including Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George.

England, England | Promotional Material (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999)

Notes on this item: Folder from Alfred A. Knopf containing loose sheets of paper (promotional material) announcing Julian Barnes’s novel England, England. Letter accompanying the promotional material is not dated.

The Borzoi Reader (Alfred A. Knopf, Fall 1991)

Notes on this edition: The Borzoi Reader. Alfred A. Knopf, Fall 1991.

Complimentary promotional item containing information and an excerpt from Julian Barnes’s novel Talking It Over published by Alfred A. Knopf. The reader is pp. 48 with Barnes’s excerpt appearing on pages 4-5.

Evermore | Promotional Pamphlet (Palawan Press, 1996)

Notes on this edition: Promotional pamphlet promoting the limited edition of Julian Barnes’s Evermore published by Palawan Press in 1996. The limited edition featured art work by Howard Hodgkin. Palawan Press published two limited editions, one limited to 150 copies and one limited to 50 copies.

The Noise of Time | Poster (Vintage, 2017)

Notes on this item: Poster produced by Vintage in 2017 to promote Julian Barnes’s The Noise of Time. 42 x 29.7 cm.

“The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” (British Council, 2008; Pamphlet)

Notes on this edition: “The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” in Dialogo Abierto con Julian Barnes. British Council, 2008. 4 sheets folded to 8 pages and stapled. 21 x 14.8 cm.

Pamphlet for an event that took place on 6 February 2008 in Buenos Aires. The pamphlet features the essay “The Case of Inspector Campbell’s Red Hair” by Julian Barnes. The essay was first published in NW15: The Anthology of New Writing (Granta Books, 2007).

Promotional Placard | Arthur & George (Alfred A. Knopf, 2006)

Notes on this item: Promotional placard advertising Julian Barnes’s novel Arthur & George. 76 x 52 cm.

This large advertisement placard was intended to stand on display in a book store upon the publication of the novel by Alfred A. Knopf in 2006.