2011
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Snowdrops by A.D. Miller
Bound by Rachel Ward-Sale

During the course of a harsh Moscow winter, a lonely English lawyer becomes embroiled in a web of corruption and deceit. The suspense builds until events reach a climax in the spring, when he realises the consequences of his actions. The book contains vivid descriptions of the city in winter, which are reflected in my choice of materials; dark blue and sprinkled white leather suggest the frozen river and drifts of dirty snow.

Collaged images, representing people and events described in the book, appear from beneath the covering leather and on the inside of the boards as if revealed by the melting snow and ice.

Sewn onto four linen tapes the book has been rounded but not backed due to the thickness of the sections. The spine is covered in dark blue Pentland goat leather with silver tooling. Panels of silver tooled alum tawed leather, sprinkled with blue dye have been layered over dark blue leather and transfer printed paper. The dark blue Korean paper flyleaves and doublures, with transfer printed onlays, have been sprinkled in white and silver tooled.