Russell Hoban’s genre-defying masterpiece with a new essay by Quentin Blake and a specially-commissioned postscript by Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Riddley Walker is Russell Hoban’s genre-defying masterpiece set in post-apocalyptic Kent, in an England in the grip of a second Iron Age, and written in ’Riddleyspeak’ a fractured phonetic version of English. This limited edition combines the extraordinary text with large-scale illustrations by Quentin Blake. Also included are an essay by Blake and a specially-commissioned postscript by Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Limited to 1,000 numbered copies each signed and numbered by Quentin Blake on a tipped-in limitation page, printed letterpress on Hahnemühle Bugra Bütten laid paper
288 pages set in Poliphilus and Blado type, with hand-drawn titling
Printed in full colour on Woodstock Betulla paper, with 39 illustrations by Quentin Blake
Bound in full cloth, printed with a design by the artist
Featuring printed page edges
Spine blocked in foil printed with a design by the artist
Presented in a cloth-covered slipcase
14″ × 10″