Author: Kate Bingham, Luke Martineau and Kate Holland
About this book:
Every Girl’s and Every Boy’s Alphabet are destined to be collectable classics, in which sensitive observation and clever use of form combine to create two beautiful companion pieces. Printed in Martineau, a new font made for this project, on 160gsm Heritage Bookwhite paper and presented in their own gift box, each edition is limited to 145 standard cloth copies (£95) and 5 luxury copies in full leather with onlays (£450). If you would like one of the luxury leather copies please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The affection visible in each of Luke's characteristically fluid figures is matched by Kate Bingham's tender and witty single lines, written to appeal to adults as much as to the puzzling younger mind. Although they treat the theme of childhood, Every Girl's and Every Boy's Alphabet are for all of us, capturing as they do so much that is true of boys and girls of any age. The perfect gift, these books are also a must for any collector of Luke's and the two Kates' work.
About this Author:
Kate Bingham is the author of two novels, several screenplays and three collections of poetry. Quicksand Beach was short-listed for the Forward Prize Best Collection in 2006, and in 2010 ‘On Highgate Hill’ was short-listed for the Forward Prize Best Single Poem.
Luke Martineau is a painter of landscapes, portraits and still life. He is much in demand for his conversation pieces of families, and children in particular. He is perhaps best known for his atmospheric oils of the River Thames, as well as for his travel pieces from such destinations as Venice, USA, Cambodia, Hong Kong and India, where, in 2010, he was official tour artist with HRH The Prince of Wales.
Kate Holland is a multi-award winning bookbinder specialising in contemporary fine binding to commission. She is a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders and has books in public and private collections around the world, including the British, Bodleian and Yale University Libraries. She has been commissioned again to bind one of this year’s Booker Prize shortlisted titles for presentation to the author.
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