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Godiva by Nerys Jones

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Tue November 11th, 2008, 7:34 pm

There's a great picture of a splendidly bad Godiva cover on Sarah's blog.
Susan Higginbotham
Coming in October: The Woodvilles


http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/
http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:37 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:There's a great picture of a splendidly bad Godiva cover on Sarah's blog.



Oh my :eek: ! That is bad! As are all those covers! Makes you wonder what people will say about our covers in 50 years.
Books to the ceiling,
Books to the sky,
My pile of books is a mile high.
How I love them! How I need them!
I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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LCW
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Location: Southern California

Postby LCW » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:38 pm

[QUOTE=Melisende;1540
The novel reads as if events take place over a period of one to two years, when in actual fact, events take place over a period of over ten years. Hence the need for some basic background knowledge.

[/QUOTE]

Wouldn't this be considered a serious flaw in the writing or editing? As a reader I'd be awfully confused if the story suddently skipped years and years without alerting the reader somehow with a chapter break, a date, or something. The story sounds interesting but this makes me hesitant to read it!
Books to the ceiling,

Books to the sky,

My pile of books is a mile high.

How I love them! How I need them!

I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. --Arnold Lobel

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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Tue November 11th, 2008, 8:43 pm

Thanks for the review, Melisende! I bought this book from Book Depository based on the blurb alone - I haven't yet gotten to it.

As for the book with the supremely tacky cover on my blog, it's as trashy as it appears.

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue November 11th, 2008, 9:08 pm

"Ariadne" wrote:Thanks for the review, Melisende! I bought this book from Book Depository based on the blurb alone - I haven't yet gotten to it.

As for the book with the supremely tacky cover on my blog, it's as trashy as it appears.


My goodness, there are some beauties there. What IS the woman looking at on the cover of The Purple Conquest. Does it have purple prose too? :D
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

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boswellbaxter
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Postby boswellbaxter » Tue November 11th, 2008, 9:40 pm

"EC2" wrote:My goodness, there are some beauties there. What IS the woman looking at on the cover of The Purple Conquest. Does it have purple prose too? :D


Maybe the man painted something else purple, which might explain her worried look.
Susan Higginbotham

Coming in October: The Woodvilles





http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/

http://www.susanhigginbotham.com/blog/

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EC2
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Postby EC2 » Tue November 11th, 2008, 9:53 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:maybe the man painted something else purple, which might explain her worried look.


rotflolmao!
Les proz e les vassals

Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Tue November 11th, 2008, 10:04 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Maybe the man painted something else purple, which might explain her worried look.


:D :D :D

You ladies are bad, unbelievably bad. Shameless, but I agree with you :p

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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Tue November 11th, 2008, 10:55 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:Maybe the man painted something else purple, which might explain her worried look.


ROTFL! Plenty of not-so-subtle double entendres in the back cover blurb too. :eek:

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Telynor
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Location: On the Banks of the Hudson

Postby Telynor » Wed November 12th, 2008, 11:14 pm

"boswellbaxter" wrote:There's a great picture of a splendidly bad Godiva cover on Sarah's blog.


Oh the glory days of the 60's and 70's, when the term cheap paperback ruled, and the covers were atrocious. Thank you for that link, i really needed a good laugh today.


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