I wanted one of these hardbound sketchbooks to try for ages, and now I have one. The Daler Rowney Ebony, A5, is what I received and it looks very promising. At 150 g/m2 (101lbs) it feels heavy enough for wet media, and certainly those British and Australian sketchers I follow make good hay of this book.
I hope to do her justice later today.
And boy do I owe a debt of gratitude and a huge thanks my Scottish friend, Claire, for this wonderful gift.