Waterstones book of the year is Coralie Bickford-Smith’s debut The Fox and the Star

“I’m all about the physical book,” said Bickford-Smith. “We haven’t released The Fox and the Star as an ebook because I don’t think it would work – it’s all about the paper. I wanted to create something which harked back to the beautiful visual thinking of William Morris and William Blake, so that people would really appreciate the book as an object.”

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