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Mark Ecob

Mark Ecob

Mark Ecob is Art Director and founder of Mecob Design Ltd. The company has worked with a whole range of leading publishers on individual titles through to author rebrands. Clients have included Amazon Publishing, Penguin Random House and Faber & Faber. Mark also has extensive experience in designing book covers for self-publishing clients, and is Associate Art Director for crowd-sourced publisher Unbound. When he’s not designing books, he’s teaching at Bath Spa University. www.mecob.co.uk

Covers designed by Mark Ecob

Ashjaar lil-Naas al-Ghaa’ibeen

Ahlam Bsharat

Young love, meddling relatives, heart-to-hearts with friends real and imagined – Philistia’s world is that of an ordinary university student, except that in occupied Palestine, and when your father is in indefinite detention, nothing is straightforward.

Philistia is closest to her childhood, and to her late grandmother and her imprisoned father, when she’s at her part-time job washing women’s bodies at the ancient Ottoman hammam in Nablus, the West Bank. A midwife and corpse washer in her time, Grandma Zahia taught Philistia the ritual ablutions and the secrets of the body: the secrets of life and death. On the brink of adulthood, Philistia embarks on a journey through her country’s history – a magical journey, and one of loss and centuries of occupation. As trees are uprooted around her, Philistia searches for a place of refuge, a place where she can plant a memory for the ones she’s lost.

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The Three Hares Book 1: The Jade Dragonball

Scott Lauder, David Ross

Sara Livingstone’s school trip to the Beijing Palace Museum takes a terrifying turn when an encounter with the ancient Qingming Scroll thrusts her a thousand years into China’s past. With secrets in the shadows and danger around every corner, Sara must take her place in a cosmic battle and find the courage to face an unworldly ancient magic.

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Distant Signs

Anne Richter

Distant Signs is an intimate portrait of two families spanning three generations amidst turbulent political change, behind and beyond the Berlin Wall.

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The Umbrella Men

Keith Carter

A witty, fast-paced and acerbic novel set in pristine Oregon and the corporate corridors of New York, London and China. A story for our times where finance, environmentalism, rare-earth mining and human frailties collide in a complex of flawed motives.

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