To those closest to him, it came as the most poignant and unexpected news. Cold book by ranulph fiennes official publisher page simon. Cover matters is a new monthly feature in which we examine the medium that is first contact between a reader and a book. Ranulph fiennes has traveled to the most dangerous an. Various names have been given to this city, the most common being ubar. Mar 31, 2010 cover matters is a new monthly feature in which we examine the medium that is first contact between a reader and a book.
This is the official website of ran fiennes, described by the guinness book of records as the worlds greatest living explorer. The decline and fall of the book cover the new yorker. He changed his book cover design for the first book in his. The book is dark in places and very dark in others. Ranulph fiennes books list of books by author ranulph fiennes. Last year, chad harbachs divisive baseball bildungsroman the art of. The great gatsby 1925 there is a love affair at the centre of.
I tried to run a railway by gerard fiennes nook book ebook. He changed his book cover design for the first book in his threepart seriesand his sales of all three books tripled. There is a ghostlysupernatural element to both books, so i thought that would be a good way to showcase that element. Make this paperback book cover in the hoop no other sewing required.
Looking at the book cover, and listening to all the expeditions endeavours he went out on, he i. The feather men is a 1991 novel by the british adventurer sir ranulph fiennes. The cars speed triggered a sonic boom that shook a school and caused sprinkler covers to fall off in the nearby town of gerlach. Discover sir ranulph twisteltonwykhamfienness personal expedition to trace his extraordinary family through history. This book chronicles the amazing story of ranulph fiennes life as he goes from one amazing adventure to another. If you cant find the perfect premade cover i also offer commissioned book cover design. See more ideas about best book covers, books and good books. Nonfiction book cover design bookfly design book cover. Pilot richard noble was the director of this supersonic project and the man who drove thrust2. Below are some of the covers made by bookflys designer. Sir ranulph twisletonwykeham fiennes, 3rd baronet, obe, better known as ranulph ran fiennes, is a british adventurer and holder of several endurance records. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the british heart foundation. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to. Always the leader and always the best bear grylls fiennes has so much to fit in, its a wonder to grasp the full breadth of a lifetime of adventuring compass magazine even readers with a broadly low tolerance for macho heroism will find themselves gripped.
All custom cover services are provided by laura gordan click here to view her premade covers. Jan 14, 2020 read ez is a tension release book holdercover. It briefly covers the same period of living dangerously the first book i read of his and then brings you up to his everest success. As a selfpublished author, he was selling just 15 books per month. A couple of years ago, martin lakes book sales were dismal. Ralph fiennes making his directorial debutwith his new, modernday adaptation of shakespeares coriolanus the oscarnominated british actor. Bothie the polar dog with virginia fiennes living dangerously. Ranulph fiennes is the only man alive ever to have travelled around the earths circumpolar surface more people have been on the moon. Apr 16, 2007 louise, second wife of sir ranulph fiennes, is suspected of being another heather mills. Fiennes ran for more than 30 hours with just one hour of sleep, while towards the end of the marathon he was on painkillers to relieve the agony of a back injury. Some of the years best book covers, chosen by people in and around the world of graphic design. The official website for sir ranulph fiennes explorer, fundraiser, author and public speaker. We will be talking about issues such as whitewashing practices, covers in poor taste, misleading or completely inaccurate. That was back in 1984 since when he has broken many more world records and led many more expeditions to remote regions.
This is the first time ive read a book on kindle and what a terrific read it is gerry fiennes i tried to run a railway. Fiennes became a railwayman by accident, joining the l. Living dangerously by sir ranulph fiennes fantastic fiction. This cover memo is then given to the creative director who assigns it to an art director or designer. This survey of book design represents perhaps the longeststanding legacy in american graphic design. Handscripttitled book covers with simple handmade illustrations have been used lately all over the upper echelons of fiction. Synopsis ranulph fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded a polar medal and an obe. One marketplace, millions of professional services. In 2011, it was loosely adapted into the film killer elite plot introduction. At first glance, your front cover should clearly communicate what the book is about while grabbing the readers attention and convincing them to inspect the back cover.
His work with bookfly and his experience as an audiobook cover designer have given him the opportunity to create hundreds of covers across a wide range of genres and authors. Beginning in 1923, the fifty books of the year competition was a yearly mainstay of aiga. The hardcover editions had the words fact or fiction. He is also a writer, poet and cocreator of sir ranulph fiennes great british rum. Ran fiennes has i think lived several lifetimes in what most people just plod along living just the one. On a smaller scale, arabia has its own legend of a lost city, the socalled atlantis of the sands, which has been the source of debate among historians, archaeologists and explorers, and a degree of controversy that continues to this day. There is one small date to the top edge of the title page also. Sir ranulph twisletonwykehamfiennes, 3rd baronet, obe, better known as ranulph ran fiennes, is a british adventurer and holder of several endurance records. Sitting in comfort reading the book you feel that sense a fear when he draws upon tales of abuse and atrocities which are scattered throughout. Browse 110,897 book cover stock illustrations and vector graphics available royaltyfree, or search for blank book cover or open book to find more great stock images and vector art. Ranulph fiennes autograph living dangerously signed autobiography please allow up to 14 days for delivery of your order. See all books authored by ranulph fiennes, including the feather men, and mad. Ranulph fiennes tells the story of his unconventional, exceptional family, and reveals the ingredients for the man described by the guinness book of records as the worlds greatest living explorer.
Sir ranulph fiennes pictured, left, in oct 2009 and, right, at the launch of the new range rover in september 2012 though, from the way it looked so effortlessly proprietorial, it seemed more. He or she will typically type up a cover memo that outlines the central plot of the book, the main characters, the target demographic, comparable covers, and any ideas the editor and author may have. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the polar medal for both antarctic and the arctic regions. Ranulph fiennes has 71 books on goodreads with 16991 ratings. Review of heat by ranulph fiennes by jules stewart for geographical magazine geographical magazine the. Louise, second wife of sir ranulph fiennes, is suspected of being another heather mills. Overseas postage is available and will be charged at cost. Fiennes has written books about his army service and his expeditions as well as a book defending robert falcon scott from modern revisionists.
As dust jackets became more common, covers were added to the competition. Whether youve researched and produced a tale of war, have brought out a gamechanging fitness guide, or are banking on a resurgence in hardcover encyclopaedias a brave move, damonza have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect cover for your nonfictional. On average, a person spends 58 seconds on a cover that they find interesting, in contrast to spending only seconds on covers they find unatractive. Throughout the book there is one single overriding quality which stands out above all others. A life lived, full of love, and adventure, a lifetime of achievement and descriptions of what can be achieved rather than excuses of what could have been. Sir ranulph twisletonwykeham fiennes, 3rd baronet, obe born 7 march 1944, commonly known as sir ranulph fiennes. Nov 20, 20 originally, the covers looked more like a traditional gothic mystery coverlike a barbara michaels, antoinette stockenberg, or mary stewart book, with mysterious looking houses and dark colors.
Your true story deserves a truly striking and unique cover. In the two years since the greatest living explorer as the guinness book of records calls him married. The book tells the story of four british army soldiers, including two members of the special air service, who are assassinated by a hit squad known. This set is for the 6x10 or designer 1150 x 240mm hoops. The paperback editions, however, presented the book as purely fiction and omitted the index and illustrations. Our premade covers are less expensive than custom made ones, but the quality is just as high. Fiennes describes his novels as factional, meaning a blend of fact and fiction. Fiennes is the conservation manager of the holkham estate, one of britains most important private landholdings.
Sir ranulph fiennes to celebrate 75th with updated autobiography. The search for it was popularised by the 1992 book atlantis of the sands the search for the lost city of ubar by ranulph fiennes. Whether youve researched and produced a tale of war, have brought out a gamechanging fitness guide, or are banking on a resurgence in hardcover encyclopaedias a brave move, damonza have the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect cover for your nonfictional work. Described by the guinness book of records as the worlds greatest living explorer. Originally, the covers looked more like a traditional gothic mystery coverlike a barbara michaels, antoinette stockenberg, or mary stewart book, with mysterious looking houses and dark colors. Living dangerously by sir ranulph fiennes book cover, description, publication history. Ranulph fiennes autograph signed book signed books. Premade book covers and ebook covers for independent authors on a budget.
Through methodical training and organization, he overcomes endless obstacles, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing to reach his goal, but always he is painstakingly honest and is to be admired for that trait. Favorite book cover designs of 2012 the new york times. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. Below you will find the prices, different options that i offer, and how it works. Sir ranulph fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold.
It was renamed to cash in on the film, same book beneath the covers. Book cover vector images, illustrations, and clip art istock. William fiennes buy this book at the guardian bookshop f scott fitzgerald. Book cover design for nonfiction requires an understanding that comes from a design team with years of experience within the genre, we have helped hundreds of great authors just like you and know what makes a great nonfiction book cover. Thrust2 was formerly the fastest car as it could travel at a speed of 1019 kmh 633. Premade book covers, highquality designs for a small price. Apr 28, 2020 these covers are the winners from joel friedlander, the book designer s monthly ebook cover design awards. Atlantis of the sands is the fictional name of a legendary lost city in the southern arabian sands, claimed to have been destroyed by a natural disaster or as a punishment by god. The purpose of your front cover, back cover and spine.
The estate covers about twentyfive thousand acres and includes a nature reserve. This is the notorious book that got gerard fiennes sacked from british railways while he was chairman and general manager of the eastern region in 1968. Amongst railway books this has achieved almost iconic status and its easy to see why as it takes one into the corridors of power behind the running of part of a large nationalised organisation. He draws on examples of where people suffer real fear for genuine reasons. Ranulph fiennes clearly loves adventure, and this book captures the thrill, the excitement, the drama, the planning and the danger involved. We receive a wide range of nonfiction texts, from business books to selfhelp, medical books to instruction manuals. Joseph fiennes, who also serves as a producer on the series, said, i am delighted to be embarking on this adventure with national geographic and my cousin, ran. Extreme adventures at the lowest temperatures on earth. Sir ranulphs style is very easy, with the facts and his thoughts presented in a matter of fact way. The book was initially published on 17 october 1991 by bloomsbury publishing.
In modern times, the mystery of the lost city of atlantis has generated a number of books, films, articles, web pages, and two disney features. With the imminence of kindles and ereaders, this is all moot anyway. The estate covers about twentyfive thousand acres and includes a. Because the book covers around fifty years of polar adventure, we also see the impact of climate change through the years. The breadth of material varies, but i love to be able to give it a really clear visual structure by choosing the type, the color and styling to make the whole book. I tried to run a railway by gerard fiennes nook book. Price clipped,with this copy having been signed copy by ranulph fiennes without dedication on the title page.
Here you will find a growing collection of premade covers. For all the accolades poured upon this man, few bother to mention the fact that he is an engaging. Well, martin didnt just accept those sales and move on. After youve paid me, and sent the information, drafts of your design will be sent back at after the time specified on the graphic to the right here. Sep 24, 2012 sir ranulph fiennes pictured, left, in oct 2009 and, right, at the launch of the new range rover in september 2012 though, from the way it looked so effortlessly proprietorial, it seemed more. We will be talking about issues such as whitewashing practices, covers in poor taste, misleading or completely inaccurate covers, cliched covers and, of.
Browse sir ranulph fiennes tour dates and order tickets for upcoming shows near you. This feature will dedicate more separate space to a topic that has always intrigued, irked, and befuddled us. This week, he is answering the following 7 questions. Premade book covers, made to overcome your competitors.429 57 957 525 468 846 653 310 384 1473 368 430 213 634 908 1273 878 684 78 124 1095 1159 391 509 476 85 447 830 1360 176 1276 383 1159 1293 231 1368 658 1421 511 547 1029 735 255 25 1445 1429 1284