2008
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The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher
Bound by Paul C Delrue

The Northern Clemency is Philip Hensher's epic portrait of an entire era; a novel concerned with the everyday lives of ordinary people and history on the move. Set in Sheffield it charts the relationship between two families. In the background England is changing; from a land of fire and industry to a gleaming landscape of shop fronts and chain restaurants. A shift particularly marked in the north with the Miner's strike of 1984, which has a drastic impact on both families.

In mid green Harmatan goatskin. Full colour edges. Two leather panels bring together the elements of countryside, modern travel up the motorway with flowers to intrigue the reader. All is revealed in an important part of Hensher's Novel. Flowery end leaves. The novel travels up the spine in Rutland hand letters - always on the move.

Housed in a bright yellow up-and-over box, lined inside with rose pink suede.

‘ My most relaxed and perfect binding, I think.’