Late last year, once the client bookings had started to thin we gathered around our kitchen table and together we created a book. The wonders of the internet that make such a thing possible!
It took six of us about ten days from start to finish, with drawings by Marcelle the housekeeper, diagrams from Eric the groundsman, photography from Steve the chef (alongside the work of the very excellent Mark Bolton), IT support from the Badger and layout by Hayley, the chateau stylist.
It’s not a commercial production – none of us is a publishing professional – but in it’s own way I guess it conveys the very spirit of Rigaud. We’re a one off sort of a place with a can do attitude. We can do almost anything, including our own coffee table book.
We don’t expect to sell hard copies since the short run makes it cost prohibitive but you can preview it for free or buy a download to your iPad for just 1.49€, which is, in the words of the Badger “Cheap as Chips!”. You can preview it on the Blurb site here http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3043054
Of course all this vanity publishing provides cause for celebration and hence we’re planning to launch of the book, next week, here at the chateau. Feel free to come along if you’re in the area. (Tuesday 12th June 2012, 7pm till 9pm.) We’re celebrating with a glass or two of our home-made elderflower Kir, which provides a clue to the follow up book in the pipeline. You’ll have to wait and see what develops there.