The Darling Buds of May

The Darling Buds of May

Devon artist, Becky Bettesworth, has been commissioned to illustrate the front covers of five Darling Buds of May novels by HE Bates. The novels which are published by Penguin Books were released in May 2018, to celebrate 60 years of the Larkins!

Becky has then released the artwork she produced for the book covers as five unique A4 prints, which are available to buy individually or as a special set.

Becky, from Torquay, South Devon whose unique style of vintage travel posters and prints are popular across the country was recognised by Penguin Books as a ‘perfick’ fit. They said her artwork, with its very English sensibilities, hit the perfect note of wistful nostalgia for a bygone era but with a modern twist. They comment that her artworks for the Larkin series are absolutely beautiful; instantly inviting the reader into experience the world that H. E. Bates created and are very excited about the release.


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"My artwork is reminiscent of original travel posters from the 1930s, depicting a bygone era but created in a modern contemporary way, using pastel colours and soft, warm shades of colour."
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