|Image: Tonwen Jones|
As I can't take any credit for the visual design of my book, I think it's all right for me to say that it looks absolutely wonderful. The fonts, the layout, the rounded corners of the pages and various other subtle touches all imbue the whole with a sense of understated luxury. But if there's one aspect that stands out from all the others - and immediately generates compliments - it's the illustrations by Brighton-based artist, Tonwen Jones.
Although I've never met her, we have exchanged a few tweets in which she's informed me that all her images started life as bona fide, old-fashioned, A5-size water colours. She then outlined these in black ink, before scanning them and subjecting them to a bit of digital wizardry. The results are charm itself and I can't wait for all of you to see them.
In the meantime, click here for the very first review Le Snob: Perfume, which appeared last week on The Women's Room. I'm thrilled to say that it's a good one!