Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle



I have a favour to ask. The Artist has been working on some ideas for a cover for my book, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle (see above), and I’m wondering what people think. What appeals? What looks best? Do people prefer the sliding title or the more trad version? Mixed fonts or one version? Black or white lettering. And the background picture?

By way of background, Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle is my MA book. It got me an MA so I suppose a couple of people thought it ok. It’s the story of Harry Spittle, 19, home from University for the holidays. It’s 1976, it is baking hot and home is miles from anywhere, deep in the New Forest. How on earth will Harry avoid dying of boredom? He need not worry; fate has something very different in mind for Harry.

I posted the first two chapters with an explanation ( a couple of weeks ago and now I’ve posted the next two under My Work. Do take a look. When I get round to publishing (the cover is the focus just now), these will come down. If you have the time for any comments on the writing that would be much appreciated.









About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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