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The Pretender's Lady - by Alan Gold
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book publishing, general trade, hardcover (6" x 9"), soft cover (5 1/2" x 8 1/4") - worldwide audience
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Book cover design - open concepts please: Historical Novel Title: The Pretender's Lady Author: Alan Gold Story: In the page-turning popular genre trail-blazed by Antonia Fraser and Phillippa Gregory, The Pretender’s Lady, Alan Gold’s meticulously researched novel, delves into the pages of history on a peerless woman who helped change the course of two nations and whose legend lives on in Scotland today. She was the most famous Scotswoman of her day, single-handedly saving Bonnie Prince Charlie’s life when the Duke of Cumberland became the Butcher of the Highlands. This is her life story, fictionalized — her relations with Prince Charlie, her flight to America when she was betrayed, Ben Franklin’s influence and her return to Britain to lobby for peace. But what’s hidden from history, revealed now for the first time, is the result of Flora’s and Charlie’s love, a beautiful and talented boy; raised on an American farm. But only she knows his true heritage and his claim to the world’s greatest throne. And only the genius of Ben Franklin understands how he can use this naïve boy to change the history of America. ADDING SOME TEXT: The Secret AND SCANDALOUS Historie of Bonnie Prince Charlie, PRETENDER TO THE STUART THRONE of England and A CERTAIN SCOTTISH MAIDEN, MISTRESS Flora Macdonald. November, 1737 She stood tall on the rock, her strong legs wide apart to brace herself against the biting evening wind. Her hands were clenched in defiance on her hips, her tartan skirt whipped by the strengthening flurries, her Clan Macdonald scarf and beret proudly proclaimed her heritage. She stood silently in contemplation, breathing deeply as she prepared to address the multitude. They had gathered before her, thousands upon thousands of her countrymen and women. Although she was only fifteen years of age, she knew that her voice mustn’t fail her in the hour of her calling; she’d been rehearsing the words for days, and now was the moment when she would she cause the people of Scotland to rise up against the German kings of England. Despite the mounting howl of the wind presaging a winter storm, she knew that if her words were to inspire, she must be audible to the crowd. She must shout to be heard above the roaring sea and the pounding waves. Only by being heard would her words wash over the throng, to elevate and embolden them by her passion. She looked at the assembled faces, row upon row of proud Scotsmen and women; Macdonalds, and McLeans, Stuarts and McMillans, McAdams and McGregors. Rugged men and beautiful women in their traditional clan tartans, a vast army with swords and shields ready to defend Scotland with their last drop of blood. Tribal leaders who hadn’t spoken to each other in generations had all gathered on a sandy beach on a remote island to hear the words which young Flora would use to rouse the entire Scottish nation and free them from the oppression of the evil King in London. And so she began, loud and confident, proud and magnificent. “Hear me well, my countrymen and women. Listen to my voice, for I speak to you of great and important things. William Wallace, our leader, our national hero, won a great victory at the battle of Stirling Bridge fought exactly four hundred and forty years ago. Vastly outnumbered, Wallace and Moray routed the English army led by the monstrous Earl of Surrey. The blood of the English glistened on their swords and is still fresh despite all the centuries which have passed; centuries in which we Scots have been enslaved by the English.” She could see women beginning to weep, and men, strong and robust men, trying to mask their tears. But she had to continue. “And just as our greatest hero led our nation to victory, so too will I, Flora Macdonald, lead our armies and undo the terrible damage being done to our proud Scots heritage by King George, who sits on his throne in London. Yes, I may be but fifteen years old, but only I, Flora Macdonald, can save you from the monstrous injustice and evil which these foreigners have brought to our sweet land…”
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Every design category has flexible pricing for all budgets. Book cover starts at £239.
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It all began with a design brief.
A quick, interactive guide helped them understand their design style and captured exactly what they needed in their book cover.
Designers across the globe delivered design magic.
JPR-USA collaborated with designers to refine their ideas
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