Month: November 2011

A font too friendly for words…

Posted on 24/11/2011

At the end of a long day, I joined other members of the production team, for a spot of clubbing – Galley Clubbing to be exact. What do you expect from people who take their books far too seriously? Fo …


On the trail of photographs, ancient and modern

Posted on 17/11/2011

An odd side-effect of being an editor at Folio is our garnering of incidental obsessions. We work, solely, on wonderful books, so this is hardly surprising. To be fiction editor, well . . . as I see i …


Friday, 11 November 2011

Posted on 15/11/2011

Yesterday evening I went to the opening of the Royal Manuscripts exhibition at the British Library. We all had to arrive early for security reasons, but fortunately there was no shortage of champagne, …


An Interview with the Balbusso sisters.

Posted on 10/11/2011

Forthcoming publications are keeping the Production team busy, and a particular favourite this month is The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood – a book that cried out for a commission from the talente …


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Posted on 03/11/2011

Some days are more bloggable than others, and yesterday was a bumper day.  In the morning, I went to the Kensington home of Lisa von Clemm, doyenne of the Designer Bookbinders, to take part in judging …


Battle of the Books?

Posted on 02/11/2011

V.S. Pritchett The alleged e-books versus traditional printed matter debate looks set to run and run ­ and the point here is the word versus. It doesn’t have to be an either/or situation, although the …