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Post by Misfit » Sat March 9th, 2013, 5:54 pm

That gal in the Winning Ways book has got around quite a lot, same dress.
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 10th, 2013, 12:16 am

I think we got another matched pair here.

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Post by Mythica » Sun March 10th, 2013, 10:08 am

[quote=""Misfit""]That gal in the Winning Ways book has got around quite a lot, same dress.[/quote]

I think this is her again!

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Pretty sure that dress is all wrong for Eleanor of Aquitaine's time!

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Post by EC2 » Sun March 10th, 2013, 12:29 pm

Publishes really don't seem to care about getting the historical details right on novel covers. As long as it says 'Ye olde times' that's all that matters. Even a factual one about William the Conqueror's wife features a 15thc dress on the cover - http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Conqueror-L ... +conqueror
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 10th, 2013, 2:58 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Publishes really don't seem to care about getting the historical details right on novel covers. As long as it says 'Ye olde times' that's all that matters. Even a factual one about William the Conqueror's wife features a 15thc dress on the cover - http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Conqueror-L ... +conqueror[/quote]

Might have to go and put that book on the Anachronistic book cover list at Goodreads :p
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Post by Misfit » Sun March 10th, 2013, 3:02 pm

I didn't realize the old Ellen Jones book got a new cover.

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Post by Mythica » Sun March 10th, 2013, 9:56 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Publishes really don't seem to care about getting the historical details right on novel covers. As long as it says 'Ye olde times' that's all that matters. Even a factual one about William the Conqueror's wife features a 15thc dress on the cover - http://www.amazon.com/Queen-Conqueror-L ... +conqueror[/quote]

Well, when you're using stock images, you have limited options. Maybe if a book has a budget big enough to create a custom cover, they might have the budget to get an accurate dress for it but judging from the amount of recurring book covers, the stock imagery of historical offerings is kind of slim pickings.

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Post by Misfit » Sun March 10th, 2013, 11:36 pm

I know I've said it before on this thread, but this is just all in good fun and the sport of spotting them. And it isn't necessarily the historical market. The image for On Dublin Street (another 50 Shades knock off), has been spotted on several other books.
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Post by Misfit » Mon March 11th, 2013, 9:00 pm

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Post by Vanessa » Tue March 12th, 2013, 10:04 am

I wonder if people every get confused when buying books with similar cover - they come home with a book completely different to the one they set out to get due to the cover being very alike!! LOL. Could be very frustrating.
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