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Post by cw gortner » Fri April 17th, 2009, 7:25 pm

Regarding the new PG cover: I like the graphic elements, but the woman in the "bubble" looks like she's from a cheap 1970s TV costume drama. Is she supposed to be the allegedly bewitching Elizabeth Woodville?

And I just looked up the US cover, where they've bled her onto the cover in full, with a cracked-painting effect and the graphic element clinging to the top half of the book, obscuring her face. Interesting . . .

It does appear as though we've come to the long anticipated end of the headless woman cover. My paperback might be one of the last examples of this time-honored and completely overdone trend :)
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THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
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THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Divia » Fri April 17th, 2009, 7:42 pm

I can't find the US cover :( I must say that the UK one reminds me of a confused woman in a bubble.
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Post by annis » Fri April 17th, 2009, 7:43 pm

Yes, that woman is not at all how I imagine Elizabeth Woodville, who whatever else she may have been, was unreservedly described as a great beauty.

I see that "The White Queen" is the first in a proposed "War of the Roses" trilogy, with the other two being tentatively titled "The White Princess" and "The Red Queen" - publication dates yet to be announced.

*Edit- I see that PG says the "War of the Roses" series may extend beyond a trilogy. From her website:
"i have started work on a new series which I think may end up being more than a trilogy – the first one released will be called The White Queen and will be about Elizabeth Woodville who is a marvellous character, then will follow the others, but I cant say more about them yet until I am further into the work".

I guess she must (finally) be all Tudored out.
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Post by cw gortner » Fri April 17th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Here's the link to download the Touchstone / Fireside catalog. PG's book is on page 50.

http://www.simonandschuster.net/content ... 364&tab=31
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THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
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Post by annis » Fri April 17th, 2009, 8:00 pm

Thanks CW, I was wondering where you'd found that cover! I still think that woman looks very sour and pinch-faced- not like someone who'd attract and keep the attention of Edward IV.

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Post by cw gortner » Fri April 17th, 2009, 8:20 pm

You're welcome!

So, PG has the poor Plantagenets in her sights . . . I hear various skeletons rolling over in their tombs.
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THE TUDOR SECRET, Book I in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles
THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI
THE LAST QUEEN


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Post by Ariadne » Fri April 17th, 2009, 8:36 pm

The world really doesn't need another novel that portrays Elizabeth Woodville as a manipulative witch...

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Post by annis » Fri April 17th, 2009, 9:20 pm

Yes, it's hard to get an unbiased picture of Elizabeth Woodville, as much of the history of the period was written by those who resented her influence over the King.

I'm guessing that the Red Queen will be Margaret of Anjou. Just had the thought that the War of the Roses does lead inevitably back to the Tudors--

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Post by EC2 » Fri April 17th, 2009, 9:39 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Here's one for The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger (release this fall). Not exactly sure what it's about though except it's set in the court of Henry VIII:

http://www.amazon.com/Queens-Mistake-Co ... EGK5AEPKX5

Pretty dress and at least she has a head!

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I'm not keen. Glossy red dress looks from here like it's almost made of plastic. I wouldn't be beguiled into buying it by that cover.
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Post by Divia » Fri April 17th, 2009, 9:55 pm

[quote=""Tanzanite""]Here's one for The Queen's Mistake by Diane Haeger (release this fall). Not exactly sure what it's about though except it's set in the court of Henry VIII:

http://www.amazon.com/Queens-Mistake-Co ... EGK5AEPKX5

Pretty dress and at least she has a head!

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Interesting. I can only guess its one of the queens that lost her head. But maybe I'm wrong.
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