Valerie Spanswick Although I’m new to book arts, I’ve been indulging in the joys of paper and glue for several years. Most of the things I make are small, or even miniature. The small book here, ‘Alt Album’, was in the Hay Book Arts Trail in April 2017. The cover comes from an old Larousse French encyclopaedia, retaining their motto ‘I sow to all winds’. I made copies of an old photo of my grandparents, cutting and pasting them into several tourist locations that they never would have been able to visit - they were quite poor and my grandmother had severe arthritis. The background photos are from my own travels. I loved the idea of letting them travel by proxy, armed with suitcase, hats and an intrepid spirit.