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Monday, 14 March 2011

Cover Lust 6

Just one gorgeous cover this week which I only found yesterday.

Girl Reading by debut author Katie Ward

Isn't this gorgeous. Very art deco I think.

This book will be released by Virago (part of the Little Brown Co) in May 2011.

Here is the blurb from Little Brown Co's website.

Seven portraits. Seven artists. Seven girls and women reading.

A young orphan poses nervously for a Renaissance maestro in medieval Siena, and an artist's servant girl in 17th-century Amsterdam snatches a moment away from her work to lose herself in tales of knights and battles. A young woman reading in a Shoreditch bar catches the eye of a young man who takes her picture, and a Victorian medium holds a book that she barely acknowledges while she waits for the exposure. Each chapter of this richly textured debut takes us into a perfectly imagined tale of how each portrait came to be, and as the connections accumulate, the narrative leads us into the present and beyond - an inspired celebration of women reading and the artists who have caught them in the act.


  1. That is a stunning cover. And the premise sounds interesting too!

  2. It is so pretty. Thank you for showcasing it :D

  3. Meh. I guess I am not that into art deco

  4. I can relate to that girl on the cover!

  5. Not one of my favourite covers - in fact I think there is something a little eerie about it. I love the sound of the story though.

  6. fantastic cover! I read in that position in bed myself.

  7. That is a fantastic cover and it sounds like a good book as well - one I would like.

  8. Great cover! This is one of those books I'd pick up based on the cover alone :)

  9. Great cover! It's a new book to me. Anything that Hilary Mantel recommends is likely to be good.

  10. This sounds like a book that would be much appreciated in our book blogging community! :) And that cover is really cool.


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