Everyone wanted to know who the artist was and why she had made the sculptures. Still wishing to keep her anonymity, she agreed to cooperate in the making of this book, revealing her inspiration as her love of literature, especially the work of Ian Rankin and his portrayal of Edinburgh, and her desire to pay tribute to those places that open up the world of the imagination. In her own words, the enterprise was ‘In support of libraries, books, words and ideas’.