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Post by michellemoran » Sun May 17th, 2009, 5:59 am

Perhaps this was already posted, but I just saw the coverfor Philippa Gregory's The White Queen and was rather surprised. Thoughts?
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Post by diamondlil » Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:01 am

Surprised in a good or bad way?

Personally I don't really like it, but I didn't really like the last UK one either.

BTW, I am going to move this into the PG section of the forum.
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Post by michellemoran » Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:15 am

Well, not to be mean, but I was surprised in the not good way. Not good at all.
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Post by diamondlil » Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:17 am

We'll be mean together then!
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Post by annis » Sun May 17th, 2009, 6:49 am

We had a bit of a babble about this cover on the Forthcoming Books thread at one stage- I don't think anyone was that iMpressed with it!
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I was interested to learn from Boswellbaxter that there's no historical evidence for the often repeated description in novels of Elizabeth Woodville as having silver-blond hair-- in portraits etc her hair is shown as golden or even brownish.

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Post by zsigandr » Sun May 17th, 2009, 12:28 pm

I am not impressed with this one either! I think that I liked her other covers better - I am not sure if those are supposed to be white roses, but I find them somewhat busy and distracting.

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Post by Misfit » Sun May 17th, 2009, 1:03 pm

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DL's right, let's be mean together :D :D

It looks like there's been small changes made to the background, a small improvement. Pic on the left is from B&N, the one on the right Amazon UK. We babbled about it over at a couple of groups at Goodreads - the reaction is pretty much the same as here. Although one poster did mention that the hat looked like an inverted flower pot :p
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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun May 17th, 2009, 2:01 pm

That loose hair is beginning to drive me crazy.
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Post by Misfit » Sun May 17th, 2009, 4:03 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]That loose hair is beginning to drive me crazy.[/quote]

:D :D :D

She doesn't strike me as a woman so beautiful she had Edward IV wrapped around her little fingers.
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Post by michellemoran » Sun May 17th, 2009, 5:01 pm

She doesn't strike me as a woman so beautiful she had Edward IV wrapped around her little fingers.
Exactly! And the net of roses above her head is incredibly annoying. Couldn't they have been used as frame of some sort, instead of covering half of her face (even if she isn't much to look at)?

If I was Philipa Gregory, I'd be pitching a fit! Which means she must like it, because I can't imagine they'd go with a cover she didn't like.
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