A story of infidelity in middle England, of religion and forbidden fruit, this book is one of the first to be published by London Publishing start-up, Blue Mark Books.
The writing turns the doily-laden, safe haven of a fictional English village into a den of passion and takes a serious look at what drives people in love, or lust.
A repeating icon in the book was the black ivy taking over the village sign. We felt it was a fantastic device to echo the intertwined fates of the villagers. The hands could be reaching or parting, it’s up to you, the stark black and white design is offset by the slightly classic Albertus typeface and green of the title.
Printed on uncoated stock with green foil, the jacket itself is beautiful. Check out Bugle & Yarrington too, another recent Blue Mark project.