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SonjaMarie
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon June 28th, 2010, 2:49 am

[quote=""cw gortner""]Oh, wow. It's beautiful, Sonja! Lady Jane etched in glass?[/quote]

Yup, it's taken me almost 5 years since I first saw one to finally win one. Patience pays off sometimes!

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon June 28th, 2010, 3:31 am

That is stunning, Sonja!

My best thing today is that it's finally clearing out and cooling off a bit. Should be lovely and clear tomorrow.

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Post by SonjaMarie » Wed June 30th, 2010, 11:34 pm

Thanks LH!

Today I won another copy of "Books of the Martyrs" with a colour illustration of Lady Jane Grey in it:
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The photo of it is not great and I don't think it'll arrive before I do my update of my site on July 9th, so it and another one that's not great will have to do till I get the book and can scan it.

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Post by LoveHistory » Thu July 1st, 2010, 2:02 am

Beautiful!

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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 2nd, 2010, 10:41 am

Hopefully this will be a best thing, but I've just applied for a job in the publishing industry - I don't who the publisher is but they're in Central London - and one of the tasks involved will be helping with book covers! They asked for someone who loves books so I thought well that could be me, however it's sales-orientated and I'm not that experienced in that area so that will probably go against me, but worth a try, nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that.
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Post by LoveHistory » Fri July 2nd, 2010, 11:57 am

Fingers crossed for you, Madeleine. (sorry about mixing you up *sheepish grin*)
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Post by EC2 » Fri July 2nd, 2010, 4:09 pm

[quote=""Madeleine""]Hopefully this will be a best thing, but I've just applied for a job in the publishing industry - I don't who the publisher is but they're in Central London - and one of the tasks involved will be helping with book covers! They asked for someone who loves books so I thought well that could be me, however it's sales-orientated and I'm not that experienced in that area so that will probably go against me, but worth a try, nothing ventured, nothing gained and all that.[/quote]

Ooh, if you go for an interview, feel free to namedrop. Tell them you're active on the fiction boards and that you often talk bookcovers and publishing stuff with various authors!
Good luck!
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Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Libby » Fri July 2nd, 2010, 4:57 pm

Good luck Madeleine! Do as EC says and tell them all about your inside knowledge. You probably do know much more than the other candidates will.
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Post by Madeleine » Fri July 2nd, 2010, 5:33 pm

[quote=""EC2""]Ooh, if you go for an interview, feel free to namedrop. Tell them you're active on the fiction boards and that you often talk bookcovers and publishing stuff with various authors!
Good luck![/quote]

Yep I mentioned that in my covering letter! thanks for all your good wishes :)
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Post by Ludmilla » Sat July 3rd, 2010, 3:45 am

My husband bought me an iPad. I'm so excited. I've downloaded the Kindle app so now I can read Kindle editions. Touch screen takes some getting used to.

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