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GGK’s note

There is no truth to the pernicious rumour (which I am just now starting, of course) that Keith Birdsong was chosen as the cover artist because of his name. — GGK

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GGK’s note

The change came about because – to be oblique and subtle about this – I hated this cover with some passion. It emerged only because Penguin UK ended up in a huge time bind, as they raced to accede to … Continue reading

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GGK’s note

I have to say I think this is an absolutely gorgeous cover, reflecting the attention and care of my Spanish editor at Plaza y Janes, Deborah Blackman. I seem to be lucky in the Deborahs with whom I’m associated. — … Continue reading

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GGK’s note

No comment. — GGK

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GGK’s note

I think these are very interesting covers, done by someone clearly familiar with the books – which is not, by any means, always the case. I’m not in love with The Wandering Fire, because it feels overly literal vis a … Continue reading

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GGK’s note

This one is a shame, actually. A clever and creative publisher (Neven Anticevic, of Algoritam) had two artists do this, one working on the desert lion, the other on the stained glass inset. The clash of cultures is brilliantly evoked … Continue reading

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GGK’s note

GGK’s note A personal favourite. Kinoko Kraft is a fine artist, and this evokes the period beautifully, for me. Interesting, isn’t it, that American, Canadian (another favourite) and British hardcovers, all so different, shared the image of a woman with … Continue reading

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