On the cover is in a lovely fabric in blue and white attached, it reminds me loosely of Delft blue pottery.
The inside covers are backed with blue paper and the fly leaf is a red mulberry. The book has a special binding so it 'falls' open really flat. I have to try this binding soon, so surprising.
And than... o wowzers... Her book contains two stories, one by Mark Twain and one by Michael Ende, both illustrated with lino-cuts made by Hilke herself! It's really chockfull with the most lovely illustrations. Most in black, one printed with two additional colours and one coloured by hand (i think).
She put so much thought and effort in this book. I feel a lucky lucky girl indeed! Thank you so very much Hilke ;)
Take a look here to see Hilke's photos of the lino cuts: 'click' and here to visit her website: 'click'