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Let's talk about PAN paperbacks, the blog for those that do judge a book by its cover. Main site is at or

PAN Fans Club - Let's talk about PAN paperbacks, the blog for those that do judge a book by its cover. Main site is at or

Artists etc.

A few pages about some of the cover artistsĀ used by PAN

With Sam ‘PEFF’ Peffer

With Neville Dear

and coming up shortly

Brian Sanders

John Raynes

and if anyone knows where I can find any other artists especially Glenn Steward and Pat Owen I would love to hear from you.

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Nik Henville
June 17, 2020 9:51 am

Apologies, tikitnet…
It said “and if anyone knows where I can find any other artists” and so I posted about one of them. But it was/is unclear WHERE/HOW to do this… so I put it in here, so if that’s not correct, I am sorry.
It is all rather confusing, but if anyone wishes to contact me, in the first instance, please go take a look at and we’ll take it from there.

Nik Henville
June 12, 2020 10:41 am

Some of Peter Allingham Henville’s artworks can be seen here:-
And all and any comments would be MOST welcome…

Derek Stowe
Derek Stowe
February 20, 2014 7:28 am


In my early twenties I worked for that lovely man – George Kamm.
I produced some 20 covers at that time for him, including ‘A Kid for Two Farthings’ and ‘The Desperate Hours’. These were published as Book of the Film.
I left Pan at the advent Of Tony Bowen-Davies and joined – I hope this isn’t a dirty word for you – Panther!
My regards / Derek Stowe

Nik Henville
July 9, 2012 2:25 pm

My father (Peter Allingham Henville) did a number of covers, Agatha Chrisie’s amongst them, during the sixties/seventies. His “agent” (Bowen Davies?) always insisted they needed to be “unatributed”, which always seemed strange. I do recall the artwork was almost photographicaly detailed close-ups – and I recall a “mantra” which went “No blood, no guns and NO purple…..”

Terry Gilbert
October 31, 2016 12:35 pm
Reply to  tikitnet

Artist who illustrated many paperback covers.

April 12, 2015 4:22 pm
Reply to  Nik Henville

i have a water colour of a 1947 Triumph hanging on my wall

Spike Garrett
Spike Garrett
June 8, 2015 5:28 pm
Reply to  pete

Are you the Peter Henville I worked with in the 50s at Art In Marketing, Shoe Lane? If so, you bought me my first LP record when I left for National Service.

Paul Wright
Paul Wright
July 21, 2015 9:13 pm
Reply to  Spike Garrett

Hello Spike , I have just read your post regards to Peter Henville. I have just purchased a painting by him and I’m trying to find out a little more about his other work and where he fits in . I understand he did a lot of commercial work but I can’t find much detail .



alison Corney
alison Corney
August 29, 2018 1:25 pm
Reply to  Nik Henville

Hi nick just read your blog and am currently researching your father. I recently found an old painting in a nursing home in the skip, it is a watercolour of a ww2 hurricane and is signed peter a henville, could it possibly be by your father?

Nik Henville
June 12, 2020 10:39 am
Reply to  alison Corney

On two counts I think it very likely:
1) He and his third wife ran an OP home down south
2) He loved to paint ‘planes