A day at the printers

It seems like an eternity ago now with a busy intervening time but back in September I made my annual pilgrimage to Hanoi for the printing of my second book, Saigon Ca Phe. It was a long day but very satisfying to see your labor of love rolling off the presses in a 2,000 copy first run. 

As "tradition" would have it, after a busy morning in the print room we adjourned to lunch for a 10 course feast and the drinking of much whiskey. The afternoon, spent sleepily back in the print room, it was good to get back to my hotel for a shower and a rest!

 Always a never wracking when the presses start to run.

Always a never wracking when the presses start to run.

 Plates.

Plates.

 Cover plate

Cover plate

 Printing the cover.

Printing the cover.

 Scrutiny

Scrutiny

 And here to comes.

And here to comes.