We love reading and we love books, particularly hard-backed books, there is something special about a cloth bound, hard-back book that makes it a beautiful and unique object in its own right. Whilst looking for a copy of 'Gullivers Travels' we came across a gorgeous series of cloth bound hard-back books by Penguin's in-house designer Coralie Bickford-Smith. Coralie creates beautiful and sumptuous book bindings, working with authentic Victorian book binding techniques, she draws inspiration from the stories and the history behind the books she is designing for. In this unusual little clip we get an insight into the process of book design and the significant role of research and collaboration in Coralie Bickford-Smith's designs and how she was bitten by the bug of book cover design at an early age.