The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng bound by Lori Sauer. Story about a Malaysian woman who reflects on her apprenticeship w/ a Japanese gardener. Occurs during Malaysian Emergency - political/personal struggles set against a backdrop of creation of a garden in the Malaysian highlands. Covered in reverse vellum dyed w/ acrylic ink & embossed w/ blind lines. Simplified binding made in 3 pieces. Underlays of paste paper on fore-edges & Japanese paper doublures & flyleaves.
DB Fellows Ann Thornton Self employed bookbinder. Attended adult education courses at Bolt Court under the tuition of Sally Lou Smith over a period of years. Believes in traditional materials and methods. Elected Licenciate in 1992 and Fellow of DB in 1995. Public collections: British Library; Royal Library of Copenhagen; Royal Library of the Hague. Private collections in the UK, Europe and USA .