‘Pillow Book of the Flower Samurai’

For once, I’m speechless! I have NO clue where to begin about this book, it is powerful, beautiful, tragic, harrowing and an absolutely wonderful read!

What you can’t tell from the visual above is the beautiful foil detailing, which I am told is done using a matte foil to give a more antique-y feel. It is an absolutely beautiful cover, designed by Yeti Lambregts at Headline and I can’t wait to get a hardback copy for my shelves!

I’ve made a semi-radical decision…I’m not going to give ANYTHING away about this book because you simply MUST read this when it is published! You won’t regret it! All I will say is that if you enjoy books like A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Calligrapher’s Daughter…you will relish every page of this book and be touched by the story of its heroine Kozaisho.

The hardback will be published 05.07.12 (ISBN: 9780755389254) and the paperback will follow 17.01.13 (ISBN: 9780755389285) but it is a wonderful book that you must read!