‘Dear Mr Rowley, Now that The Garden at Highgrove has been successfully published, I enclose a copy with my warmest thanks for your contribution to this project. Although Candida Lycett Green and I are credited as the authors, I know only too well how much other work has been necessary not only to produce the book, but also to manage the launch. This would not have been possible without your support and I really could not be more grateful to you’
HRH King Charles (formerly The Prince of Wales), The Garden at Highgrove
‘Enormous thanks to… David Rowley, my designer and art director who has done a fine job at a furious pace.’
– Sir Michael Palin, Himalaya
‘David, thank you so much for all your hard work.’
– Dame Helen Mirren, In the Frame
‘David Rowley is the inspirational art director who is actually prepared to put up with a writer who queries everything about the look of a book, including the most important of shop windows, the cover. I would like to think that creative consensus is always achieved. But it is his talent that defines the look of this book.’
– Tamasin Day-Lewis, Simply the Best
‘I would like to thank… David Rowley for his dedication and skill.’
– Jerry Hall, Jerry Hall, My Life in Pictures
‘David thank you for a great cover.’
– Don McCullin, The Eye of War
‘Darling David, To meet a man as meticulous as me when it comes to planning, drawing and working out has been such a pleasure. Thank you for your patience and inspired ideas!’
– Trinny Woodall, What Not To Wear
‘To have someone like you with an eye for perfection was a godsend! All your planning made our lives so much easier. Thank you for everything, but most of all your gentle support’.
– Susannah Constantine, What Not To Wear
‘To me, the design is as integral to the look and feel of a good book as the text, and David Rowley the art director, has been instrumental in realising the full picture, and in making sure that the text and the look are so well married that they feel just right for one another. He has accomplished this to perfection.
– Tamasin Day-Lewis, The Art of the Tart
‘I really appreciate the patience and attention to detail you gave us over those crazy few months but most of all of course, your flair and creative brilliance.’
– Susan Aubrey-Cound, Marks & Spencer, Marks in Time
‘It’s been a pleasure to work again with inspired designer David Rowley.’
– Brigid Benson & Craig Easton, 52 Weekends in the Country
‘If the final result strikes you as attractive, its largely for the… beautiful design of David Rowley… for which I am admiringly grateful.’
– Jonathan Foyle, Architecture of Canterbury Cathedral
‘Huge thanks for making The Python Years look a lot more distinguished than they were!’
– Sir Michael Palin, The Python Years, Michael Palin Diaries 1969-1979
‘… to my stylish art director, David Rowley… who generously guided me through the process of making a book.’
– Carina Cooper, Notting Hill Cookbook
‘Thank you x.’
– Marco Pierre White, White Heat 25
‘Dear David, thank you.’
– Manolo Blahnik, Manolo Blahnik
‘David Rowley… has given so generously of his time and expertise and I am deeply gateful’.
– Carol Drinkwater, The Illustrated Olive Farm
‘We would like to thank… David Rowley for marrying text with images so beautifully, while working against the clock!’
– Helen Chislett & David Linley, Craft Britain