The digital age - and particularly the recent incredible rise of the tablet - means that the days of the paperback may be numbered. Convenience is paramount nowadays, but it may come at the expense of the instantly recognisible, iconic book cover. Erotic novels were all the range long before 50 Shades Of Grey reared its ugly head, but if your average woman can read her smut incognito on her Kindle without worrying about getting caught, it means that brilliant arty book covers from yesteryear like these may soon be a thing of the past. Get them before they're gone, forever.
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