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Katherine Cover Art

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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed June 10th, 2009, 11:28 am

These are great. Amazing how I can nod off to bed and find these new threads started. Magic :) :rolleyes: :confused:

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Slightly OT but I found this one for Green Darkness whilst searching for more covers,

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Wed June 10th, 2009, 11:36 am

My copy is the one Sonja Marie posted with the water colour painting on a fuschia-pink background.
Dorothy Dunnett's novels were like that - went through numerous incarnations.
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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Ariadne
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Postby Ariadne » Wed June 10th, 2009, 12:50 pm

My copy is the Fawcett Crest one that SonjaMarie posted as well. I've owned it since high school and never paid too much attention to the cover - not even to realize the art was rather tacky!

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Postby Libby » Wed June 10th, 2009, 7:50 pm

This is like a masterclass in the changing fashions of book covers. Fascinating.
By Loyalty Bound - the story of the mistress of Richard III.

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Margaret
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Postby Margaret » Wed June 10th, 2009, 8:55 pm

My favorite is the one Sonja Marie posted, that shows her dubbing the knight. Beautiful! Some of these are totally out of character for Katherine's story and personality. They really do say more about the time period in which the particular edition was published than they do about Katherine's time.

And doublechecking the correct spelling of Katherine makes me wonder how many variants of this name exist.

Katherine
Katharine
Catherine
Kathryn
Katarina
Catrina
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Misfit
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Postby Misfit » Wed June 10th, 2009, 9:07 pm

My favorite is the one Sonja Marie posted, that shows her dubbing the knight


Don't quote me but I'm pretty sure that's the UK cover. Lucky ducks.
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Postby Leo62 » Wed June 10th, 2009, 9:27 pm

Wow this is a blast from the past. I remember the one with the 1950's Hollywood starlet cover that SonjaMarie posted...I also remember the, er, very green cover of Green Darkness. I read both these books as a teenager & got them from the local library. The covers obviously did their job as I still remember them!

Must admit, I kinda like the psychedelic '60's cover with the big hair and the floaty blue stuff. :D

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Postby Leyland » Wed June 10th, 2009, 9:39 pm

"Leo62" wrote:Must admit, I kinda like the psychedelic '60's cover with the big hair and the floaty blue stuff. :D
Totally! That's why I was so psyched to find the 1969 Fawcett Crest one yesterday. I just had to try to describe it to y'all in the Book Shopping thread. I almost did a ridiculous little happy dance in the Goodwill store when I plucked it from the bin.

I'm thinking 'The HFO folks are going to love what I just found!'. Yes, you do, because look at this thread! :)
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Postby Tanzanite » Thu June 11th, 2009, 12:23 am

"SonjaMarie" wrote:Image

From Tanzanite's own blog, hope that's ok Tanzy!

SM


No problem. I actually posted several covers for Katherine back in 2007. Here is the link: http://tanzanitesbookcovers.blogspot.com/2007/08/katherine-by-anya-seton.html

I have several other books that I have done the same thing with (tagged "same book different cover" on the blog). It is fun!

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Postby Vanessa » Thu June 11th, 2009, 8:32 am

"Margaret" wrote:My favorite is the one Sonja Marie posted, that shows her dubbing the knight. Beautiful! Some of these are totally out of character for Katherine's story and personality. They really do say more about the time period in which the particular edition was published than they do about Katherine's time.

And doublechecking the correct spelling of Katherine makes me wonder how many variants of this name exist.

Katherine
Katharine
Catherine
Kathryn
Katarina
Catrina


Isn't the Irish version Caitlin?

One of my copies is the one with the knight, I think. I also have a really old copy, the cover of which I can't actually remember as it's at my mum's house! My memory seems to be having problems today. :eek:
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