I'm a freelance designer and illustrator of books inside and out. I have been designing mostly covers for over 15 years. In the last 6 years I have been illustrating whole books and overseeing the design from cover the cover. Before I was a designer I was a bookseller and with such long experience in the trade I pride myself not only on the quality and originality of my work but also on how it stands up to the competition. I am also the illustrator and creator of The Corbyn Colouring Book and The Tour de France Colouring Book, published by Old Street Publishing and Penguin Yellow Jersey.
In a remote part of Iceland, a boy and his friend Barethur join a boat to fish for cod. A winter storm surprises them out at sea and Barethur, who has forgotten his waterproof as he was too absorbed in 'Paradise Lost', succumbs to the ferocious cold and dies. Appalled by the death and by the fishermen's callous ability to set about gutting the fatal catch, the boy leaves the village, intending... read more
Since the liberation of the Netherlands, Emma Verweij has been living in Rotterdam, in a street which became a stronghold of friendships for its inhabitants during the Second World War. She marries Bruno, they have two sons, and she determines to block out the years she spent in Nazi Berlin during the war, with her first husband Carl. But now, ninety-six years old and on the eve of her death, ... read more
A chance meeting in the local pharmacy transforms the life of lonely, illiterate Octavio. He begins reading lessons and finds love and happiness for the very first time. But Octavio’s destiny lies elsewhere, as he will discover on a journey into the Venezuelan rainforest. Shortlisted for the Goncourt first novel award, this short but epic fable is both a hymn to Venezuela and the magical story... read more
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