Here's how I made the books. Stuck the covers around various thicknesses of scrap material - let dry and cut off. Originally they were to be just glued together and stood on a dresser shelf as cookery books but sadly all the spines were plain so they looked pretty useless. I lobbed one on a shelf but I have a cunning plan for the rest. As we are set pre-Christmas I will have the lady of the house wrapping gifts. This is the year she bought everyone a book!
The cat can't wait for the tissue and string to come out!