last orders

Last Orders is described in the sleeve blurb as moving, funny and humane. The cover illustration possibly depicts the first two adjectives and conveys both warmth and bleakness in its colouring. The laddish image illustrates the most obvious meaning of Swift’s title, and offers a visual pun on the novel’s subject matter, the final wishes of a deceased person. Design is by Fiona Carpenter, art director at Picador. The novel is priced at 15.99.

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