The title is ‘The Pineapple Bloc’ by Billy Plunkett. The cover is for an ebook, therefore will have to meet the specifications for kindle direct publishing.
Bunny Jones is a twenty-year old art student who still lives with his parents in Tooting, South London. He has little money and few job prospects. The recession is taking hold in the UK and he is under pressure from his parents to complete his studies or find a job. Whilst at art-college he gets involved with a student protest group called the Pineapple Bloc. The Pineapple Bloc are a new age hippy bunch and classify themselves as a ‘peaceful’ protest group who would protest at the drop of a hat about any issue as long as it’s at the weekend, there are some nice pubs along the way and there is the possibility of some violent disorder and carnage – all in the interests of promoting their peaceful agenda and world peace.
Although generally not into civil disobedience and finding the Pineapple Bloc members very annoying Bunny has fallen madly in love with their charismatic leader Pebbles O’Keefe and decides he has to pretend to take an interest in what she has to say in order to impress her.
He joins her on a protest in central London, but due to his excellent timekeeping skills, turns up early and ends up being the first person arrested during the protest for accidentally assaulting a police officer. This ruins his chances with Pebbles. A riot ensues after his arrest and he is seen as the catalyst / spark. Just prior to his arrest he poses for the media and for want of anything better to do clenches his right fist and punches the air in a revolutionary salute. This picture ends up in the national papers. Bunny becomes a household name, being compared with revolutionary seventies sitcom character ‘Wolfie Smith,’ from the series ‘Citizen Smith’ as he was also from Tooting and famous for his clenched fist salute.
Suspended from college, he suddenly finds himself an inspiration for other protest groups within London.
This is a quirky, comic novella about a young student with an overactive
imagination and terrible luck who is trying to find his purpose in the world, falls in love, gets involved in a protest group and becomes a household name synonymous with protesting – quite by accident.
Some ideas for the cover:
Colorful and perhaps pop arty. The Pineapple Bloc are a new age hippy bunch. Retro / London feel.
Another idea - A Vintage cover book style. Shadows / silouettes.