Friday, January 2, 2015

A Gift from Hélène

"Our House in Arusha," by Sara Tucker . . .
Hand-bound by Hélène Durguel. 
Cover illustration by Patrick Texier.
My sister-in-law, Hélène Durguel (Patrick's little sister), has been studying book-binding at an atelier in Paris. One of her projects was presented to me on Christmas day at our family gathering in Issey-les-Moulineaux. "Our House in Arusha" is dedicated to my mother, who was a champion of this book from its inception. How I wish she could see this elegant one-of-a kind edition!

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