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Dejavu book covers

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Dejavu book covers

Postby Misfit » Sat December 20th, 2008, 1:25 am

How many times have you looked at a book cover and felt like you'd seen that one before? I know I've seen a few in the past (wish I'd tracked them now), but I thought I'd start and thread and see how many we can find.

We Speak No Treason

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A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver (thanks kasthu)

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Shalimar by Rebecca Ryman

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The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman

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The Perfect Royal Mistress Diane Haegar

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The King's Favorite by Susan Holloway Scott

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(well I guess maybe the last one is OK as they're both about the same person, Nell Gywn)

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Kasthu
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Postby Kasthu » Sat December 20th, 2008, 1:50 am

Here are a few more:

http://agirlwalksintoabookstore.blogspot.com/search/label/Cover%20deja-vu

It's amazing how those stock images make the rounds!

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Sat December 20th, 2008, 2:06 am

Well heck, I thought I was being original :o :)

I see a name there I'd like to talk to you about. Check your private messages.
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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat December 20th, 2008, 2:36 am

I happened to notice the other day the similarities between the cover of Elizabeth Chadwick's "Marsh King's Daughter"
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/c/elizabeth-chadwick/marsh-kings-daughter.htm

and the new version of Barbara Erskine's "Lady of Hay"
http://www.harpercollins.com.au/books/9780007250868/Lady_of_Hay/index.aspx

I guess that there are probably stock images which publishers have access to.

Sorry, still can't do images- I've given up :(

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Sat December 20th, 2008, 3:09 am

Sarah has a great gallery of such examples here:

http://www.libraryjobpostings.org/reusable-covers.htm
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annis
Bibliomaniac

Postby annis » Sat December 20th, 2008, 3:25 am

That George Romney portait of Emma Hamilton as Circe has done sterling service
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:George_Romney_-_Lady_Hamilton_as_Circe.jpg

The Gérard portrait of Mme Julie Récamier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:François_Pascal_Simon_Gérard_003.jpg
has turned up all over the place as well. I've also seen it on covers of Mary Balogh Regency romances.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Sat December 20th, 2008, 3:55 am

I cant believe how many times some of the covers have been used. I think one was used 6 times. :eek:
News, views, and reviews on books and graphic novels for young adult.
http://yabookmarks.blogspot.com/

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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sat December 20th, 2008, 4:27 am

Huh, I recognized the Hawley Jarman/Konigsburg combo right away. Can't believe they reused it, as it was so distinctive - and part of a trio of novels (with related covers) by the author below.

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annis
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Postby annis » Sat December 20th, 2008, 5:20 am

Btw, the attribution for the various Cleopatra themed covers- "Memoirs of Cleopatra" etc is
Alexandre Cabanel's 1887 painting
"Cleopatra Testing Poisions on Condemned Prisoners"

Just remembered- that Cibot painting of Anne Boleyn at the Tower was also used on an older edition of Jean Plaidy's "Lady in the Tower"
http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/p/jean-plaidy/lady-in-tower.htm
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pat
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Sat December 20th, 2008, 9:56 am

Perhaps that is why I discounted some books as I felt I had read them befor!
A good book and a good coffee, what more can anyone want? xx


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