This is the Keats life-mask
on the wall of my study
Sometimes the whole mask is used (as on the back cover), and sometimes only a detail (as in two of the four front-cover images). Permission and a licence to use photographs of the life mask had to be obtained from the British National Portrait Gallery.
"... intriguing, informative biography of John Keats which serves as a lively introduction to some of his poetry and how it came to be written ..."
– Jay Heale in SA Children’s Book Forum Newsletter July 2005