I love seeing different covers for the same book, especially foreign editions.
Just this morning, I received what has to be my favorite foreign edition cover art yet: the cover for the German edition of The Ashford Affair.
Doesn’t it make you think of old Mary Stewart novels? I can just picture alighting from that car, on the sweep of gravel in front of the great house, wondering what awaits me inside….
For contrast, here’s the cover of the U.S. edition (coming to a bookstore near you on April 9th!):
Of all my books, this is my favorite U.S. cover so far. (Although it has some pretty stiff competition from the hardcover edition of The Mischief of the Mistletoe.) I love the way the U.S. Ashford cover catches both the sophisticated ennui of the Jazz Age and the wild beauty of the Kenyan landscape.
(The U.K. edition, which comes out on May 1, looks exactly like the U.S. edition.)
Meanwhile, while we’re playing with Ashford covers, here’s the cover of the large print edition (also coming out in the U.S. in early April):
Which is your favorite?
French, Italian, Polish and Spanish covers coming soon!
p.s. since Christine asked whether it’s common for the large print and regular editions to have different covers, here, just for fun, are the covers of The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and the Pink large print edition:
Quite a contrast, no?