Nick wrote out a version of the book, in black ink, in his obsessively beautiful handwriting, on approximately 350 one-sided white postcards measuring 3 ½" x 5 ½" (90 × 147mm). Each copy of the book comes with one of these original postcards with text from the novel. This of course means that the book is limited to the number of manuscript cards. Once the cards are finished, the edition is ended.
Originally written by Wilfred Edward Salter Owen (1893-1918) about the fortune of five British 'Tommies' during World War I.