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Post by Misfit » Sun March 17th, 2013, 7:12 pm

[quote=""DianeL""]Also, the brunette curls are less looping, and the dress on her is far less tightly cinched. :)

I have a perhaps unjustifiable prejudice against photographed cover art for histfic; it destroys a sense for me outright, because it never EVER appears period appropriate to me. As we've seen here, it tends to just be stock imagery - cheaply produced, and not created just for a particular novel. So it alienates me right there. Then again, I'm a contrarian, so I know my opinions for the irrelevant points they tend to be.[/quote]

BTW, there is a list at Goodreads for anachronistic dresses (and male dress!) on book covers (all in good fun of course). Linky to GR members who care to vote and/or add more to it.
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Post by DianeL » Sat March 23rd, 2013, 12:21 am

Ahh, the Caustic Cover Critic always has good ones. *Forehead smack*
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Post by Lisa » Tue March 26th, 2013, 12:05 pm

Blue eyes, green eyes...
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Post by EC2 » Tue March 26th, 2013, 12:36 pm

[quote=""LadyB""]Blue eyes, green eyes...[/quote]
This is actually one of my foreign edition covers too, but I don't have the book to hand to check the details. I don't like it, but I don't get a choice in this case!
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Post by Lisa » Tue March 26th, 2013, 3:13 pm

[quote=""EC2""]This is actually one of my foreign edition covers too, but I don't have the book to hand to check the details. I don't like it, but I don't get a choice in this case![/quote]

Hmm, yeah it's not very appropriate to the time period of your novels! Although I'm not very sure which period that dress would fit into anyway - looks more like some sort of fetish 'bodystocking' outfit than a period dress... :confused:

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Post by Madeleine » Tue March 26th, 2013, 3:30 pm

And the eye colour looks really unnatural in both pics.
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 26th, 2013, 3:40 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]And the eye colour looks really unnatural in both pics.[/quote]

They are rather a bit too strong, aren't they?
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Post by EC2 » Tue March 26th, 2013, 3:55 pm

And check this one to go with these http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/129 ... y-s-secret
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Post by Misfit » Tue March 26th, 2013, 5:32 pm

[quote=""EC2""]And check this one to go with these http://www.goodreads.com/book/photo/129 ... y-s-secret[/quote]

Good catch.
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Post by DianeL » Tue March 26th, 2013, 10:33 pm

Lady B, that was exactly what I was thinking - fishnet, and a bracelet in her hair? I like her hairstyle but the expression, the eyes, the costuming ... all a bit baffling.
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