The above illustration, entitled Storm on Star Fen, forms the cover of the book and was painted by the Lincolnshire artist, Alan Parker. He writes: My idea was a very 'East of England' painting with high skies, the land less-so,the sky more so - the type of landscape Nick would have been cycling around over the years. Usually a beautiful, tranquil place, Star Fen can be truly hellish when you turn around and there is a crushing storm on your shoulder and there is no shelter.