AN ASSORTMENT of large, shiny books has given guests a perfect insight into their hosts’ fictional lifestyle.Old books also look cool, like somebody’s read them
The guests were given a superbly inaccurate impression of Stephen and Emma Malley by the carefully choreographed hardcover volumes on the coffee table.
Martin Bishop said: “It was great to see what kind of books Stephen and Emma want us to know they own.
“Each pristine, unopened book demonstrated a passion that none of us knew they would like to have, ranging from fashion photography to Middle Eastern cuisine.
“After I flicked through Banksys Wall and Piece, Stephen and I had a halting, error-strewn conversation about anti-establishment guerrilla art which concluded with us both believing wed be cooler if we liked it.
“Emma told me Journeys of a Lifetime: 500 of the Worlds Greatest Trips took pride of place because it brought back so many memories of places shed love people to assume shed visited.”
On a visit to the bathroom, Bishop noticed that the books at the couples bedside were Angels of Atlantis: Twelve Mighty Forces to Transform Your Life Forever and The Marvel Comics Encyclopedia 2014.