book jackets designed and illustrated by Bill Botten

 

 

 

    

 

 

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I started my working life at the age of sixteen as a studio boy in an

advertising agency in the City of London. In the ensuing seventeen years

there came a variety of work in advertising and publishing on the art side

the last as art director of publishers Sphere Books.

I left Sphere to become a freelance designer and was for some years

involved in designing book jackets (among other design work).

It soon became apparent that, as a freelance, I was expected no  only

to design covers but to include illustrating them for the same fee.

Which is how I became an illustrator as well as a designer.

 

 

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Author

Title

Publisher

Aldiss.Brian. 'New Arrivals, Old Encounters' Cape '79
" 'Moreau's Other island' Cape '80
Amiss.Kingsley. 'Girl 20' Cape '71
Amis.Martin 'Success' Cape '78
Anthony, Evelyn 'The Assassin' Hutchinson '70
" 'The Tamarind Seed' Hutchinson '71
Archer.Jeffrey. 'Shall We Tell The President' Cape '77
Arith.Rennie. 'Once a Spy' Cape '81
Arneas.Reinaldo. 'Hallucinations' Cape '71
Austen.M.E. 'Love Act' Cape '82
Baigent.Michael. 'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail' Cape '82
Leigh.Richard. " "
Lincoln.Henry. " "
Bailey.Paul. 'A Distant Likeness' Cape '73
Baldwin.Nina 'Devil by the Sea' Cape
Baldwin.Michael 'Sebastian' Secker & Warburg ' 66
Ballard.J.G. 'Crash' Cape '73
" 'The Unlimited Dream Company' Cape '79

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'Myths of the Near Future' Cape '82

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'Low Flying Aircraft' Cape '76
                        " 'Hello America'     Cape ' 81    
                        " 'Concrete Island' Cape ' 74
Bargate.Verity. 'No Mama,No' Cape '72
Bataille.Georges. 'My Mother' Cape '72
Bergman.Andrew 'The Big Kiss-Off of 1944' Hutchinson '75
Berry.Adrian. 'The Super Intelligent Machine' Cape '73
Blackburn.John 'The Flame and the Wind' Cape '67
Blackwood.Caroline. 'The Fate of Mary Rose' Cape '81
Burroughs.William 'Junkie' David Bruce & Watson ' 73
Blaise.Marie-Claire 'A Season in the Life of Emmanuel' Cape '67
Bronte.Charlotte 'Jane Eyre' Oxford University Press '70
Brooks.Harold. 'T.S.Eliot as Literary Critic' Cecil Woolf '87

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Canaway.W.H.

'The Willow Pattern War' Hutchinson '76
Case.Brian 'The Users' Peter Davies '68
Campbell.Patrick 'All Ways on Sunday' Sphere ' 67
Cheever.John. 'The World of Apples' Cape '74
" 'Bullet Park' Cape '69
Chesser.Eustace 'Twentieth Century Woman' Arrow ' 58
Christie.Thomas A. The Shadow in the Gallery. Stirling Art Gallery. 2013.
Christian, Tina Chad 'Baby Love' Cape '68
Coxhead.Elizabeth 'The Thankless Muse' Secker & Warburg ' 67
Creasey.John 'Here Comes The Toff' Sphere ' 67
" Double for the Toff' "
Crichton.Michael. 'The Andromeda Strain' Cape '69
" 'The Five Patients' Cape '71
" 'Eaters of the Dead' Cape '76
Clerke.Arthur.C. 'Reach for Tomorrow' Corgi Books ' 70
Clerke.I.F. 'The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001' Cape '79
Crawford.Stanley. 'Log' Cape '71
Crosby.John. 'Dear Judgment' Cape '79
" 'The Company of Friends' Cape '77
" 'The Party of the Year' Book Club Assoc. ' 80
Davidson.Lionel. 'Making Good Again' Cape '68
" 'Smith's Gazelle' Cape '71
" 'The Sun Chemist' Cape '76
This is a link to- Lionel Davidson - His novels and some stories behind them  
Delano.Ames 'The Man with Three Chins' Methuen ' 65
Delany.Samuel.R. 'Babel 17' Sphere Books '69
Diment.Adam. 'The Bang Bang Birds' Michael Joseph '68
Donoso.Jose. 'The Obscene Bird of Night' Cape '74
Dorey.John 'A Load of Maltese Moonshine' Michael Joseph '69
Drabble.Margaret 'The Needles Eye'     Weidenfeld & Nicholson '72    
" 'The Realms of Gold' "   '75
Dunn.John. 'Intruder on a Dying Day' David Bruce & Watson ' 73
Elderton.Richard.J. 'Positive Dental Prevention' Heineman '?
Ellin.Stanley. 'The Luxembourg Run.' Book Club Assoc. '78
" 'Star Light, Star Bright' Cape '79
Farrell.J.G. 'Troubles' Cape ' 70
Fall,Thomas 'The Game' Cassell '65
Farrington.Benjamin. 'What Darwin Really Said' Sphere Books '69
Fishlock.David. 'Man Modified' Cape '69
Fitzgerald.Zelda. 'Save Me The Waltz' Cape '68
Foley.John. 'Death of a Regiment' David Bruce & Watson ' 73
Frazee.Steve. 'Utah Hell Guns' David Bruce & Watson '73
Fulgard.Athol

'People are living there'

Oxford University Press '70
Friedman.Alan.

'Hermaphrodiety'

Cape '74
Friedman.Bruce Jay.

  'All About Harry Towns' 

Cape ' 74

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Gallant.Mavis.

'The Pegnitz Junction'

Cape '74

Galouye.Dan.

'Counterfeit World'

Sphere Books ''70

" 'Dark Universe'
" 'Project Barrier' "
Gardener. Erle Stanley. 'The Case of the Velvet Claws' Sphere Books '67
" 'The Case of the Lucky Legs' "
" 'The Clue of the Forgotten Murder' "
Gardener.John. 'Icebreaker' Cape '82
" 'For Special Services' Cape '82
Gaskell.Jane 'Atlan' Sphere ' 67
" 'The City' "
" 'The Serpent' "
Gavin.Thomas. 'King Kill' Cape '77
Gill.John. 'Kiki' Cape '79
Glanville.Brian 'Along the Arno' David.Bruce &Watson '73
" 'The Artist Type' Cape '67
Gillon.Diana & Meir. 'The Unsleep' David.Bruce & Watson '73
Gold.Herbert 'Swifty the Magician' Hutchinson '75
Gordon.Giles. 'Farewell,Fond dreams: Fiction' Hutchinson '75  
" '100 Scenes from Married Life' Hutchinson '76
Guthrie.A.B. 'These Thousand Hills' David.Bruce & Watson ' 73
" 'Wild Pitch' "
Gutteridge.Lindsay. 'Cold War in a Country Garden' Cape '71
Gwaltney.Francis Irby. 'The Day the Century Ended' David Bruce & Watson ' 73
Haining. Peter.ed. 'Where Nightmares Are' David.Bruce & Watson '73
Halderman.Charles. 'Teagardens Gang' Cape '71
Hale.Martin 'The Empire in Aromac' Cape ' 66
Harrington.Donald. 'Some Other Place The Right Place' Cape '73
Harrington.Alan. 'The Secret Swinger' Sphere Books '70
Hart-Davis.Duff. 'The Heights of Rimring' Cape '80
" 'Level Five' Cape '82
" 'Fire Falcon' Cape '83
Heald.Tim. 'Deadline' Hutchinson '75
" 'Let Sleeping Dogs Lie' Hutchinson '76
" 'Unbecoming Habits' Hutchinson '73
Henry.Will. 'Chiricahua' David.Bruce & Watson '72
" 'Mackenna's Gold' David.Bruce & Watson '73
Herlihy.James Leo. 'Midnight Cowboy' Cape '65

Herron.Shaun.

'The Whore Mother' Cape ' 73
" 'The Bird in Last Years Nest' Cape '74
Holst.Spencer. 'The Language of Cats' Cape '71
Hunter.Alan 'Gently in an Omnibus' Cassell '66
Isherwood.Christopher. 'All the Conspiritors' Cape '66
Ingrams.R. / Wells J. 'Mrs.Wilsons Diary' Sphere '66
John. Duke of Bedford 'A Silver Plated Spoon' Sphere '76
Jones.Eva. 'Taboo' Cape '81

Joyce.James

'Dubliners' Cape '56

Kaleb.Martin

Koppel.Ted

'In the National Interest' Bodley Head '77
Kersh.Cyril. 'The Aggrivations of Minnie Ashe' Michael Joseph '70
" 'The Soho Summer of Mr.Green' W.H.Allen '74
" 'The Diabolocal Liberties of Uncle Max' Michael Joseph '73
" 'The Shepherds Bush Connection' W.H.Allen. '75
" 'Doctor Sahib' Cassell '67
Knight.Damon. 'Analogue Men' Sphere Books '70
Knowles.john 'Indian Summer' Secker & Warburg
Koningsberger.Hans. 'Love and Hate in China' Cape '67
Kucers.K.

Bennet.N.Mck.

'The Use of Antibiotics' Heineman '?

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