While I’m at it, I will continue with David Dean’s book covers. And this one is actually blue.
I didn’t even read a proof of Candy Gourlay’s debut Tall Story. It was a typed manuscript for me. Is that why I have two copies of the book here? Maybe. I thought a while back that I’d declutter and keep just the one. But ‘unfortunately’ there was something special about both the hardback and the paperback and I was unable to follow through…
It was also a story that turned a corner for me, and it has a special place in my heart, even were it not for David’s artwork.
As with The London Eye Mystery, it has been a while since Candy’s book was published. If you missed it eleven years ago, now is a good time to unmiss it, whether with hard or soft covers. It also made for best book of 2010 on Bookwitch. It was a year of such excellence, and not just any old book gets to be pronounced best.
Talking about excellence, it brought me into the excellent Philippine Embassy, which is a something that doesn’t always happen. Or other embassies, for that matter.
I quite like this linking to old stories of mine, so here is one where the Siobhan Dowd book cover meets Candy’s, so to speak. It describes so well the way everything blends together and everyone is everywhere.
Have now read through half a dozen marvellous memories from 2010, and I can’t keep linking or you would be here all day. But, you know, these books and their covers have taken me to so many places to meet so many people!