The last few weeks I dedicated my time and creativity to the launch of the website where we promote my husbands novel: ‘Terug naar Arras’ or ‘Back to Arras’ in English.
And I have been designing the cover of this same book as well.
This exciting book is about Emily Fitzgerald, a young English woman who has been chased intermittently by hallucinations and nightmares about the First World War since her youth.
When she and her three girlfriends meet the eccentric and flamboyant castle lord Robert Nivelle on the first day of a week’s holiday in Arras in northern France, Emily’s life changes drastically and she is continually thrown between the present and the horrors of the First World War.
It is my very first attempt to design a book cover. And we, most importantly my husband, are very pleased with the result. The end result has all the aspects André (my husband) wanted to see in the design: the leading lady and her younger version, the head in which the hallucinations take place, pictures of the Great War and the atmosphere in which it all takes place.