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Post by Misfit » Tue February 17th, 2015, 6:45 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]I knew I'd seen that Bracewell cover before!

And that is definitely the pendant, sans terrible photoshopping.

Have we seen this one? I'm sure this is the most used dress/model in the history of book covers.

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I think that's a new one. She does get around.
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Post by Lisa » Thu February 19th, 2015, 9:00 pm

I saw this in the supermarket earlier. The Henry and Anne bit really reminds me of those overly dramatic 1960s book covers, maybe it is taken from one or based on one.
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Post by Misfit » Fri February 20th, 2015, 3:33 pm

The woman at the fence again!

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Post by Mythica » Fri February 20th, 2015, 4:01 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]The woman at the fence again!

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Awful. And I hate when authors put completely false boasts on their books. America's Finest Action Adventure Author? Really? Says who? Oh, that's right, just the author. If you haven't won an award and it's not a quote from a well known author, don't put BS like that on your book, it's not fooling anyone. :rolleyes:

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Post by Lisa » Fri February 20th, 2015, 4:42 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Awful. And I hate when authors put completely false boasts on their books. America's Finest Action Adventure Author? Really? Says who? Oh, that's right, just the author. If you haven't won an award and it's not a quote from a well known author, don't put BS like that on your book, it's not fooling anyone. :rolleyes: [/quote]

That annoys me on any product, I have three different face products by three different brands in my cupboard that all say "UK's #1 for Facial Skincare!" on them. Well they can't all be number 1!

That, and "Better than Philippa Gregory" ;)

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Post by Misfit » Fri February 20th, 2015, 7:43 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Awful. And I hate when authors put completely false boasts on their books. America's Finest Action Adventure Author? Really? Says who? Oh, that's right, just the author. If you haven't won an award and it's not a quote from a well known author, don't put BS like that on your book, it's not fooling anyone. :rolleyes: [/quote]

*nods*

@ Ladyb, I've seen those. And that's not saying much, since IMHO PG is getting sloppier with every new book.
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Post by DianeL » Fri February 20th, 2015, 8:16 pm

Oh my stars - even quote-blurbs don't interest me, but self-made ones? Pointless.

Niggling side issue - the yellow G on that woman's head in the cover for The Colonel's Daughter looks like a halo, at an only very slightly rakish angle. Makes me expect her to die. There is a HECK of a lot going on in that little image.
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Post by Lisa » Fri February 20th, 2015, 8:32 pm

Just a thought, is the pendant here:
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meant to resemble the pendant here?:
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Post by Madeleine » Fri February 20th, 2015, 8:35 pm

Yes you're right Diane, it does look like a halo, well spotted.

I wish someone would open those gates and let her out.
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Post by Misfit » Fri February 20th, 2015, 8:42 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]Oh my stars - even quote-blurbs don't interest me, but self-made ones? Pointless.

Niggling side issue - the yellow G on that woman's head in the cover for The Colonel's Daughter looks like a halo, at an only very slightly rakish angle. Makes me expect her to die. There is a HECK of a lot going on in that little image.[/quote]

I had noticed that as well. It's oddly placed and very distracting.

@LadyB, it does look like the same pendant, but the smile on the O'Brien cover isn't quite the same.

*ponders*
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