On Monday 20th May, we moved it on to The Rocket House Cafe in Cromer. This is occupies a light and spacious area above the Henry Blogg Lifeboat Museum on the seafront next to the old lifeboat station. With a  balcony running the length of the room facing the sea, it is a lovely place to sit and enjoy the sea air with some delicious food and drink.

I was delighted when Robbie, the owner/manager agreed to host it, particularly as Henry Blogg, the most highly decorated lifeboatman ever, has a section devoted to him in the book.

Here are two more of the bindings

This one by Rob Kendrew has been covered with four different colours of bookcloth. The cloth has been stencil cut to make an image of the East Anglian coast on the front board and a compass bearing on the back. A red herring swims nonchalantly towards the spine. The endpapers have been colour washed and printed with linocuts of oystercatchers. I love the use of colours on this binding.


Susan Holland’s binding is one of simple elegance. She has sculpted the front board by laminating two pieces together and then cutting out the shape of the compass bearing. It has then been covered with bookcloth made from a piece of linen sheet dyed blue.  The colour washed endpapers have painted oystercatchers on the back.