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To The Presses!

Monday, 28 February 2022

Dear subscribers,

We are pleased to confirm that The Lost Spell has been approved at the printers and our hand-printed covers have been received.

There is one final delay, which is a UK paper shortage due to trade barriers at Calais. We bought the last 140 sheets of the cover paper in the UK! Now the pages themselves are in a three week queue...

So we should have paperback books to send you…

Typesetting complete

Tuesday, 1 February 2022

The Lost Spell has now been typeset. Below is a sneak preview of a couple of pages, including one illustration. I have done three illustrations to accompany the text.

All that remains for us to do is:

  1. finalise the cover drawings and print them with our new local supplier.
  2. print the proofread text with Short Run Press.

We're a couple of months behind schedule, thank you for your patience…

Asymptote Podcast

Friday, 8 October 2021

While editing of The Lost Spell continues, Bethlehem Attfield is a guest on the Asymptote Podcast.

I've spent the day just outside Yirgalem in the form of a dog. A dog who lacks the power of speech, yet likes to dawdle, correcting spelling misakes on the shopfronts.

Meanwhile, Bethlehem Attfield has something more important to say. As a guest on the Asymptote podcast, she has been advocating…

Preparations

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Thank you so much for your support of The Lost Spell, a hotly anticipated book! 200 copies of the book have been preordered by bookshops already, and interest has been building among publishers and translators on social media. 

Yesterday we conducted a deep clean of our studio in anticipation of an Autumn that will see us complete The Lost Spell and half a dozen handmade editions. You may have…

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