Here’s a remarkable video posted recently on Vimeo: the exceptional skill required to carve a steel punch that creates a matrix into which molten type metal can be poured to make a letter.
“This gorgeously written debut, set in the cathedral city of fifteenth-century Mainz, dramatizes the creation of the Gutenberg Bible in a story that devotees of book history and authentic historical fiction will relish."
- Booklist (starred review)
“A sophisticated, moving story of the creation of the Gutenberg Bible"
- Sunday Times (London)
“Alix Christie’s finely atmospheric debut novel…[is] a worthy tribute to the technological revolution it reimagines, as well as a haunting elegy to the culture of print."
- Washington Post
“A richly imagined, emotionally powerful, spectacularly convincing account of one of the most important events in Western history."
- HarperCollins Canada