Tales From The WoodsBook Design
by Felix Dennis. 2010, Ebury Press.
Complete design layout for jacket, cover, inside pages, end papers and CD artwork. Working with talented illustrator Bill Sanderson whose illustrations feature throughout. I am particularly pleased with the bright impactful endpapers.
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 Dr. R. J. Atkins on 26 Dec. 2010: “This collection of Felix Dennis’s poems is one of the most attractive books I have had in my possession for a long time. As someone who loves trees, and anything written about trees and all tree art it was the perfect Christmas present.” “A lot of work and thought has gone into the production of this book.”
By mark @wigan on 6 Dec. 2011: “The overall production quality of the book also make it a pleasure to handle.”
About this book:
Tales From The Woods is a thrilling, impassioned hymn of praise to trees and the English countryside from one of our best-loved poets.
His eye misses nothing — from the quality of light in early morning to the joyous exuberance of young birds learning to fly; from a hornbeam’s delicate shades of green in spring to the ‘kamikaze’ obduracy of ornamental maples refusing to shed their leaves in November gales. Here is ‘Mrs. Fox’ making a home for her cubs in an abandoned cellar; a spider attacking a sea-green dragonfly caught in its web; an apple tree that has learned to ‘walk’; and the terrible curse of a veteran tree marked for felling.
“In response to questions I’m often asked at poetry readings, I offer the following apologia. Readers may wish to bear in mind Christopher Morley’s definition of poets as ‘those with the courage to leave ajar the door to madness”
— Felix Dennis, A Note On Poems
Beautifully illustrated by Bill Sanderson throughout, Tales From The Woods will be greeted with delight by all lovers of trees and the countryside — and especially by those who have already fallen under the spell of a poet described by one eminent critic and author as ‘a 21st-century Kipling’.