George Boleyn Book Cover Concept and Title
Posted By Claire on January 17, 2014
Excitement and panic are the feelings of the day for me today. The cover image for the George Boleyn biography Clare Cherry and I are working on came back from the illustrator today so Tim was able to work on it and turn it into a book cover – thanks Tim! When I saw it I was torn between excitement, because it looked so good, and panic because this means that we really need to get the book finished and off to the editor – aaaggghhh!
As there is no surviving contemporary portrait or sketch of George Boleyn, and I really didn’t want to use a headless Tudor man, I came up with the idea of using George’s signature, letters he wrote and the manuscripts he presented to his sister, Anne. Tim was able to sketch out a rough concept idea for the artist and we’re really pleased with what she came back with. What do you think? I hope you like it.
The next thing was to decide on a title and we’re still not 100% sure. I don’t like flowery titles, I agree with the Ronseal slogan: “does exactly what it says on the tin” and our book is a biography of George Boleyn. So, here’s what I came up with:
- The Life and Death of George Boleyn
- George Boleyn: A Life
- George Boleyn: A Biography
- The Life of George Boleyn
- George Boleyn
- George Boleyn: Poet, Courtier and Diplomat
- George Boleyn, Lord Rochford
Clare and I would appreciate some feedback, so please do comment below with your thoughts on the cover and title. We’re aiming for a publication date in April, depending on editing, and I will obviously post more information nearer the time. You can ensure that you hear about the book’s release by subscribing to The Anne Boleyn Files – simply sign up in the box in the left hand side menu bar.
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