Wednesday 30 September 2009

Which book for this cover...

I'll be adding another book to my 50 Books You Must Read... list soon, but I'm re-reading it at the moment. But I wanted to share the cover image with you, just to drop a hint, and get you in the right frame of mind. It's a photograph by Lisa Johansson, with Millennium Images. I'm probably not allowed to reproduce it, but it is for promotional purposes, so perhaps they won't mind...

The book itself only uses part of this image, and oddly I had the impression the girl was facing away from me, in the detail used. Hmm. To see a collection of Lisa Johansson's photographs, which are all similarly haunting and evocative, you can register at the Millennium Images website, and do a search for her.

Any ideas about the book?? A further clue - it was first published in 1962. Don't cheat now...


  1. Having seen you this evening I don't think it would be very fair if I commented hahaha!

  2. Let's see. It's probably not Pale Fire or One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

  3. Having heard from Claire what she is planning to read having met you last night I'd better not comment either!

  4. Well, if it wasn't for Simon and Verity I could have appeared all-knowledgeable! I am indeed going to start reading it today and very excited about it too.

  5. ummm...

    The L-Shaped Room?

  6. I'm afraid that I know too! I can't believe how many of us are reading this book on it's re-release!

  7. It's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, isn't it? I feel like I just saw this illustration.

  8. Well done Jenny! I'll be writing about it soon, when I'm less sleepy. Simon, Claire, and Jackie - how strange that we're all attracted to the reprint... Verity, you should get on board...

    Nice guesses, Amateur Reader and Susan D. (and Susan, I do LOVE the L-Shaped Room) but no cigar...

  9. It certainly sounds intriguing from what I've just read on Amazon, so will decide once you've written about it!


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