Covenant With Death, by John Harris
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, by Louis de Bernieres
Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese
I served a 5-year trade apprenticeship as a hot-metal compositor back in the mid-60s. On completion of my apprenticeship, I travelled widely and also trained as a book designer. As a sales manager working for Europe’s largest book printer, I headed up the company’s small press division, which specialises in working with authors and self-publishers. My expertise comes in being able to immediately relate to authors and self-publishers who are keen to get their books laid out and produced to a high professional standard.