Monday, November 19, 2012

The Bride, the Baby and the Best Man

One of my older books is about to be released in a Linford large print library edition. It's always a joy to see a new incarnation of one of my books, especially when it's back in print and in the library where everyone can enjoy it for free.

I've had quite a few of the beautiful quality Linford editions now and there's that lovely moment when you open the packet and see the glossy new cover for the first time.

This one made me gulp a bit, especially when the best beloved said the "bride" looked a bit like Miss Haversham. Sadly, he's right.

I wasn't wild about the original cover for this book - that is so not the bridesmaid dress in my book! - but I have to admit that it's a whole lot more appealing than the new one.

This is one of my favourite early books, but sadly Harlequin haven't released it as an eBook and won't let me have it back at the moment so that I can do it. This library edition is quite expensive, but you can still find the book "used" on Amazon or eBay.

I love the title, by the way!


PrincessFiona01 said...

I have the Harlequin Mills & Boon version with the green strip across the top and Baby Boom blocks but the same picture as the PB you have here.

Liz Fielding said...

Oh,yes, Fiona - the flirtation with the stripey covers!

Vince said...

Hi Liz:

I like the cover. It makes it look like one of those classy British Masterpiece Theater productions. Remember: the targeted audience for this book is librarians. As a marketing guy, I approve of that cover. : )

BTW: in a library all that book needs on the cover are two words, Liz Fielding.


P.S. I don’t think one in a thousand Americans knows who Miss Haversham is anyway.

Liz Fielding said...

Vince... blushing here.

As for Miss Haversham, there's a new film of Great Expectations out with Helena Bonham Carter playing Miss Haversham which should raise her profile a little (Miss H's).