This is the view that my talented artist, Catherine McIntyre used as the motif for the Blog, albeit this is a winter scene. You can clearly see the beech tree to the left of the picture. This is taken from the view at Kirriemuir, in Scotalnd where she lives – good sheep country.
A word or two about Catherine. She is a graphic designer who produced the front cover for my book. Without much prompting from me, and without too much knowledge of the novel, she mysteriously produced the cover that had all the elements I wanted. The hills in the background that were to be the new home of the Shepherd Lord, the bloody battle at Towton in the foreground and a cross that resembled Dacres Cross – the sole medieval memorial at Towton. Above all, she conjured up the theme of John Clifford’s eyes, looking down on his son, that we were able to borrow to good effect for the trailer.
You can see her work at:
I was truly lucky finding such a creative artist.