Friday, March 23, 2007

Plaidy Goes to the Dogs

As you can see, the UK reissue of The Revolt of the Eaglets has quite a clever variation on the ever-popular headless woman cover:

Maybe this will start a trend--I see possibilities for all sorts of combinations here. Anne Boleyn with Purkoy, perhaps.

Speaking of covers, there's a nice gallery of them here at Fantastic Fiction. My favorite is the one from Red Rose of Anjou. It's probably safe to say that the hunky guy on the cover isn't Henry VI.


Kailana said...

I like the dog, but... I don't think I would buy that book. (Not that I have a choice to anyways, because it is the UK cover and for some reason Plaidy did not rerelease in Canada), but still... I think they need new trends in books. Can you see a guy walking around with that cover? They are going out of their way to make these book like chick lit.

Susan Higginbotham said...

Yeah, I think these covers are pretty, but they're bound to get stale sooner or later.

Daphne said...

I"m trying to figure out the reason for the dog on that cover. I don't recall a dog being a major part of it. In some of the books I"ve read by Plaidy (and others) the king has a couple of trusty hounds, but I can't remember if Henry II was one of them.

The web site with all of the covers is great. It's interesting to see how cover art changes through the years.

Susan Higginbotham said...

I love some of those old Plaidy books with the lurid covers. I bought one on Amazon over the weekend--a 1950's edition of The Goldsmith's Wife called The King's Mistress. Can't wait to post the cover here!