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The Lovers Featured in the Evening Standard Magazine

In the 07.04.17 issue of Evening Standard Magazine featuring actress Gemma Arterton, my cover design for The Lovers is picked as the top five books the ES team are reading right now!


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Bookshop in January 2017

These new books are out and about in bookshops now.

The Lovers paperback with a new Afterword is available to purchase. It is really worth reading as it is an important book that talks about both human and women’s rights. Young lovers, Zakia and Ali have had to flee their homes as their marriage is forbidden by ethnic and religious differences in Afghanistan. This edition gives the latest update on their situation since the hardback was published last year.


And the first in the Frostblood trilogy is spotted in the bookshop amongst other YA books. It is weather appropriate for this month too.


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Bookshop in December 2016

Some more of my book cover designs spotted in various bookshops this December 2016:

The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh PB, Marina Fiorato.


Battlefield of the Mind PB reissue, Joyce Meyer.


Moonstone HB, Sjón, could have been the perfect Christmas present.


The Lovers HB, Rod Nordland, in the Biography section.


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The Lovers in Print

The Lovers published in January, here is a photo of the finished product. Check out the intricate spot uv detail.


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The Lovers Featured in the Radio Times

The Lovers was featured in the Radio Times magazine. See below an image of my front cover design in the article too.

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The Lovers Featured in The Times Magazine

The Lovers book by Rod Nordland was featured in an article for The Times Magazine. A quick snap of it below in my work office.

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The Lovers, Rod Nordland

See below my book cover design for The Lovers by Rod Nordland. The art concept/direction of this cover was to show the lovers walking through a dramatic mountain scene, with beautiful Persian influenced patterns incorporated into the curves of the landscape.

About the book:

A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner-an astonishingly powerful and moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women’s rights in the Muslim world.

This is the heartrending account of Zakia and Mohammad Ali, a couple from opposing Islamic sects, who defying their society’s norms have left behind everything they know and are quite literally risking their lives for their love.

She is a Sunni, he is a Shia, but as friends from childhood Zakia and Mohammad Ali could never have predicted that their love would anger their families so much that they would be forced to leave their homes finding refuge in the harsh terrain of the Afghani mountains. Without money or passports they rely on the kindness of strangers to house them for a couple of days at a time as they remain on the run, never deterred.

New York Times journalist, Rod Nordland, has chronicled the plight of the young lovers telling their extraordinary story of courage, perseverance and love in one of the world’s most troubled countries. This moving love story is told against the bigger backdrop of the horrific but widespread practices that women are subjected to in Afghanistan.





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