THE new edition of Crooked Lines, Dominic Garnett’s book of fishing tales, is bound in sustainable fishskin. A collaboration with Devon artist Kari Furre, each individual copy is a handmade work of art, combining skills from centuries-old curing methods to modern bookbinding. The first covers are made from natural, dyed Icelandic salmon skin, but further versions will use other fish, including cod and wolf fish.
The artist has created all kinds of art and ornaments using everything from plaice to sharkskin (www. karifurre.co.uk). A few of the rare signed collector’s edition are available from the author’s website (www. dgfishing.co.uk) and the standard first edition (£9.99) and illustrated Amazon Kindle edition (£4.99) are also available via the same site.