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Post by Lisa » Wed December 11th, 2013, 10:38 pm

So many creepy disembodied hands...

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Post by Misfit » Thu December 12th, 2013, 9:14 pm

Here they are again.

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Post by Misfit » Sat December 14th, 2013, 10:43 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]Here they are again.

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And again.

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Post by DianeL » Mon December 16th, 2013, 12:37 am

I need a dress that changes color like that. And red and green, no less! Perfect for the Christmas season ...
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Post by Misfit » Thu December 19th, 2013, 1:01 am

I think we have a match.
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Post by Lisa » Thu December 19th, 2013, 9:58 am

Definitely a match, Misfit.

I spotted the second novel here in a shop last night, and noticed not only does it have the same title as SKP's novel, it also has a similar cover (to my UK version).

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I prefer SKP's cover. Wouldn't the dangly sleeves on that chain mail be impractical?

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Post by EC2 » Thu December 19th, 2013, 11:34 am

There are 3 novels called Lionheart recently published and involving Richard 1 in some way or another. I can't remember the author of the other one I saw, but it's modern day with back-tracking.
Dangly sleeves totally impracticle and inauthentic - both pics have them, but the Binns shot is obvs more exaggerted. That's what you get when you use re-enactor photos or borrow their kit for a photo shoot. Modern folks don't make decent mail shirts (mostly). A few members of Regia have the real deal, but so many have the baggy sleeve. Drives me utterly nuts. Richard wouldn't have had those metal shoulder pads either. But you can't tell publishers. They're a law unto themselves.
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Post by Lisa » Thu December 19th, 2013, 12:10 pm

EC, I'm wondering about Richard's haircut in SKP's cover as well. Would a short haircut like that have been common then? I always imagine medieval men having hair more like the Binns cover.

Also you're right, there is a third, and the cover looks a little bit like the UK hardback edition of SKP's Lionheart. Ok I can see how the images are relevant, but you'd think the publishers would try to mix it up a little!

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Post by Madeleine » Fri December 20th, 2013, 9:39 am

the guy on SKP's cover reminds me a bit of Clive Owen.

I see what you mean about the baggy sleeves though!
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sat December 21st, 2013, 3:56 am

[quote=""Madeleine""]the guy on SKP's cover reminds me a bit of Clive Owen.

I see what you mean about the baggy sleeves though![/quote]

Mmmmm Clive sigh!

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