My bestie and her favourite hardback I give you Jo Smith -- an amazing woman. Here she talks about her treasured hardback books.

A book is born

Two years ago, friends moved into an apartment in a glorious Georgian mansion in Hertfordshire. I went to visit... “This place is amazing,” I said. “It was an artists’ commune in the 1960s and 1970s,” my friend told me. “Come and meet Mark, he was born here. He has the apartment that still has the original ballroom.” “A ballroom?” Who one earth has a ballroom in their flat? Ding! A novel was taking root and I’d only been there ten... Read More