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Post by EC2 » Mon September 6th, 2010, 1:56 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]I got a bit excited there seeing a new Helen Hollick title for me, but then discovered it's a retitled The Hollow Crown.[/quote]

It is the same book but massively re-edited I understand. Helen told me she'd cut 40,000 words off it!
With the picture, It has minor differences, but I expect it's from the same photo shoot and the detail is all in the cropping.
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Post by Misfit » Mon September 6th, 2010, 2:22 pm

[quote=""EC2""]It is the same book but massively re-edited I understand. Helen told me she'd cut 40,000 words off it!
With the picture, It has minor differences, but I expect it's from the same photo shoot and the detail is all in the cropping.[/quote]

At the risk of going OT, kudos to Helen for editing before republishing. I loved the book as it was, but I've been noticing a lot of these older chunksters could really use a paring down. I.e. the next Ciji Ware Sourcebooks has coming out, Wicked Company, could have benefited greatly from a good editing in the latter part. I probably would have given it a much higher rating but for things dragging on too long at the end.
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon September 6th, 2010, 3:47 pm

IMHO, it probably would've benefited from some paring down. I did enjoy it, but found it a bit plodding in places compared to Harold The King.

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Post by M.M. Bennetts » Mon September 6th, 2010, 5:25 pm

Crikey! is all I can say to all these repeat covers...

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Post by Misfit » Mon September 6th, 2010, 5:54 pm

[quote=""M.M. Bennetts""]Crikey! is all I can say to all these repeat covers...[/quote]

But look at all the entertainment we get talking about them :p :o :)
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Post by Nefret » Mon September 6th, 2010, 6:16 pm

[quote=""Misfit""]But look at all the entertainment we get talking about them :p :o :) [/quote]

That is very true. :D
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Post by M.M. Bennetts » Mon September 6th, 2010, 10:12 pm

I'm not complaining, I'm falling about laughing.

And admiring your attention to detail.

All I've noticed recently is the trend on historical novels to have bodies in period dress with the heads cut off...er, not Henry VIII style, but the photo cropped--as if it would cost more if the model's head was included...all of my Jack Absolutes are headless, for example.

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Post by Misfit » Mon September 6th, 2010, 11:15 pm

[quote=""M.M. Bennetts""]I'm not complaining, I'm falling about laughing.

And admiring your attention to detail.

All I've noticed recently is the trend on historical novels to have bodies in period dress with the heads cut off...er, not Henry VIII style, but the photo cropped--as if it would cost more if the model's head was included...all of my Jack Absolutes are headless, for example.[/quote]

There's a list over at Goodreads someone started (anyone can add books to a list there) called Dude, where's my forehead?

We had quite a chit chat breaking down another set of covers from the same photo shoot. I think it's under chat somewhere. If I can find it I'll bump it up for you. We are eagle eyed indeed.

Edit, here's the other thread.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue September 21st, 2010, 5:42 pm

HA! I knew I had seen this woman's face on two different covers and I finally found them both!:
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Post by Misfit » Mon December 26th, 2011, 3:47 pm

Just did a double take.
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