I read some reviews of this and thought it sound like my kind of book, being set in Japan 1800. But it wasn't until I looked for it in Waterstones, that I discovered how beautiful the hardcover edition is. With a lovely detailed illustration that spread across the front and back covers. The two-tone colour also really works well with the turquoise sea winding across it. I also especially like the typeface use for the title, hints of Japan in the Ts.
The back cover holds a lovely torii gate.
Even the inner pages are nicely printed.
I haven't started to actually read the book yet, and probably won't do for a while – I have a pile of library books to get through first. But for now, I can admire the fine design.