Annie Bullen is a writer and journalist, and author of several guides to National Trust properties.
Bullen published her first novel, Air and Angels, in 1987, and since then has become an expert on royal history. She is the author of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II; and William & Kate. Alongside her many books on the British royal family, Bullen also publishes guides to major British cities, and contributes articles to leading gardening magazines.
Descripción del libro
First published in 1987, Air and Angels is about the ugly duckling Petra Appleton - it was her younger sister Caroline who flew off to London to become a swan after stunning her family with a playful appearance as a newspaper model girl when she was only 17. Petra's own attempts to make a life seem always to have left her on the fringe of things, confused and used. A conventional marriage removed her from her family, but only to recreate the choking domesticity of her childhood. Petra is forced to re-examine her relationship with her glamorous sister, discovering how little she knows about Caroline and the cracks on the surface that betrayed the greater fissures in what had seemed to be a carefree jet-setting life.
Counterpointing Petra's memories are the utterly different views and recollections of her elderly neighbour Frederic, a refugee from Nazi Germany, and a man whose gentle simplicity conceals a macabre secret. Annie Bullen deftly captures the atmosphere of the superficially prosperous but emotionally starved Appleton family, whose daughters have so much more in common than they have ever supposed...
Público al que se apunta
Female readers, aged 18-50
Lovers of family saga, women's fiction, contemporary fiction, literary fiction
Editorial del ebook
Kindle de Amazon
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Generally like a clean, simple look - modern fonts.
It's quite a contemplative book. The characters are all reflecting back on their lives and relationships.
We'll also require a paperback for this book, so would be looking to set up a project with the winning designer afterwards to complete this at a later stage.
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Please no cupcake chick-lit covers. This is a quit serious/grief filled book, so if the vibe could be sort of quiet/still/solemn (without being depressing!), that would be great.
Please don't use stock imagery from Wikipedia (unless its CC) - please include the link the stock image website
I like this image of the two girls because, their faces are not importnat. the colours of their clothes are bold, but they are not. There's really no emotion placed in their faces, so the reader wouldn't be expecting something from this particular interaction.
I like the dated quality of the photo, but that the cover itself looks modern. The woman herself could be anybody - she is not incredible distinct. I like the contemplative mood set by her looking out at the ocean. It could be a little sad or a little happy. I also like these tones.
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