That New Book Smell

I don't have much time for writing blog posts these days, as I'm busy doing all sorts of book malarkey (also, playing Skyrim again). But I like this picture, so up it goes.

In hardback! Himself - the man to whom this novel is dedicated - is a great lover of hardbacks, but I'm more of a nice malleable paperback kind of person. I have small hands and find hardbacks as difficult to deal with as silverbacks. Or maybe I don't have small hands and I'm just a lazy pleb. Either way, I'll make an exception for this hardback, because it is beautiful. The cover was designed by Sara Marafini in John Murray and she's done an appropriately glorious job. I couldn't be happier with it.

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