Gilded Chalet

The Gilded Chalet PB is designed by me and the portraits are drawn by the wonderful illustrator Alan Vest. Learn more about the literary greats such as Byron, Mary Shelley and James Joyce in this book.

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Queen Bees

Queen Bees is available in HB and PB now, both editions look regal with gold foil lettering. Read this book to find out more about the lives of six remarkable women (Lady Astor, Mrs Greville, Lady Londonderry, Lady Cunard, Laura Corrigan, Lady Colefax) who made careers out of being British society hostesses between the wars.

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The Mysterious World of Cats

This CATS book is out at the end of August. The beautiful, mysterious and wise cat is illustrated by the amazing and lovely Sandra Dieckmann. I love the final product with shimmering gold foil speckled throughout the background as well as the title.

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In Every Moment We Are Still Alive

Our garden is full of lovely fruits: blueberries, goji berries, black berries, apples and plums. This got me thinking of In Every Moment We Are Still Alive, which I art directed. The typography and gorgeous paper sculpture is by the talented Melissa Deckert.

The book is by the Swedish poet Tom Malmquist and is a mainly autobiographical account of how he copes when his wife dies of Leukaemia and he is left to raise their daughter on his own. His story is very powerful, moving and beautiful and the cover artwork aims to reflect this content. We wanted to capture an important moment in time when his daughter is standing under a cherry tree and the petals delicately falls away.

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Summer at Hope Meadows Featured in Spine Magazine

I stumbled across an article on Spine Magazine featuring Summer at Hope Meadows. All thanks to Sara Mulvanny for her beautiful work on this project. You can also read the article about her working processes on this link.

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Bookshop in May 2017

I went books shopping and spotted in the Foyle’s window display These Dividing Walls hardback I designed.

It was also a part of the new titles special promotion display inside the store.

Harmless Like You paperback makes an appearance.

The hardback is also a part of the front of store display.

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Fran Cooper Reads These Dividing Walls!

The lovely author Fran Cooper visited our office to read her Paris-set debut book These Dividing Walls. Cheese snacks were provided as the perfect accompaniment. Her book published on the 4th May, so go and buy yourself a copy now!

About the book:

One Parisian summer
A building of separate lives
All that divides them will soon collapse…

In a forgotten corner of Paris stands a building.

Within its walls, people talk and kiss, laugh and cry; some are glad to sit alone, while others wish they did not. A woman with silver-blonde hair opens her bookshop downstairs, an old man feeds the sparrows on his windowsill, and a young mother wills the morning to hold itself at bay. Though each of their walls touches someone else’s, the neighbours they pass in the courtyard remain strangers.

Into this courtyard arrives Edward. Still bearing the sweat of a channel crossing, he takes his place in an attic room to wait out his grief.

But in distant corners of the city, as Paris is pulled taut with summer heat, there are those who meet with a darker purpose. As the feverish metropolis is brought to boiling point, secrets will rise and walls will crumble both within and without Number 37…

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