Short course tutor contributes miniature book for Queen Mary's Dolls' House

It was recently announced that in celebration of the centenary of Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House, Her Majesty The Queen has championed an initiative to establish a modern-day miniature library.

Leading writers, illustrators and binders have been commissioned by Royal Collection Trust to contribute their own miniature manuscripts – penned and decorated by hand - as a mirror to the books collected 100 years ago.

Among the talented binders contributing to this collection is West Dean short course tutor Rachel Ward-Sale, who was asked to bind a handwritten copy of Poems by Sir Ben Okri. The book is beautifully bound in printed and dyed leather with gilded leather inlays.

This new selection of miniature books provides a snapshot of contemporary literature in Britain, and will be on display adjacent to the Dolls’ House throughout 2024 at Windsor Castle.