Travel, books, and other obsessions of a Vermonter currently living in France
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!