On Chesil Beach by lan McEwan
Jonathan Cape, 2007
208 x 141 x 29mm

Bound by Peter Jones

Multi-coloured binding mainly in goatskin using inlay, onlay and scarf jointing techniques. Oak strips inlaid into each board, blind tooling. All edges solid black. Leather joints, Japanese paper doublures.
The design for this Man Booker Prize binding is based on abstracted versions of four images representing pivotal episodes within the narrative. Three images read across the whole binding in chronological order: Edward and Florence’s first meeting, the honeymoon bed, and their consequential parting on Chesil beach.
The fourth image is for the reader to find.