Did I Mention the Free Wine?

Book Design

by Jason Kersten. 2013, Ebury Press.

Complete design layout for jacket, hard cover, inside pages and end papers.

A 278 page 240 x 200mm hardback book detailing events of Felix Dennis’ 2010 poetry tour around England, Ireland and Wales. Working with illustrator Paul Cox who produced illustrations for each of the chapters and the front cover.

For each of the books I have worked on I have worked closely with Felix Dennis, Caroline Rush on production and the printers at Butler, Tanner & Dennis.


Customer reviews on Amazon:
By Georgina Pine on 27 January 2014: “…thought I’d give it a go. Anyway, I’m glad I did as the book is beautifully produced.”

About this book:
Felix Dennis, notorious multimillionaire publisher, first started writing poetry after a life-threatening illness. Over the last decade he has produced a string of successful poetry books, and has undertaken several high profile and successful poetry reading tours, where his expressive, lively readings have gone down a storm. Advertising his poetry evenings with the irresistible copyline: ‘Did I mention the free wine?’ he has entertained packed houses, through England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland – and his fans adore him.

In 2010, journalist Jason Kersten accompanied Dennis as he undertook his most ambitious tour yet – a 21-city tour over three months. His description of being on the road with Dennis and his entourage, complete with a double-decker bus and a helicopter, makes highly engaging reading. More reminiscent perhaps of being on tour with a rock band than a poet, here is the behind-the-scenes story that will delight Felix Dennis’s many fans and reveal a world of madness and mayhem, accompanied by the muse.

Source: randomhouse.co.uk