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0457 The Long Lavender Look

October 5, 2013
0457 Long Lavender Look, The 1808
  • Title: The Long Lavender Look
  • Language: English
  • Country: USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Year: 2013
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN-10: 0812984021
  • ISBN-13: 9780812984026
  • Cover Artist: photo

Now we’re cooking with gas! This cover is a throwback to the Good Old Days of paperback covers. Sure, it’s a photo cover, instead being meticulously created by hand. And yeah, the girl is supposed to be running in front of a speeding car, not standing in front of a parked car. And only a churl would say that if that’s a Rolls Royce, I’m a racehorse. These are fiddling details, folks!

First, we have a beautiful girl on the cover for a change. Second, the photographer employs the old high school trick of getting her between him and a bright light — oh don’t you dare tell me that you never tried it! Third, the scene is actually lit by the car’s headlights, as evinced by the nicely contrasting shadows on the grass and sand. Great cover.

I’ve been trying for a year to work “evinced” into a post.

Milk Carton

Have you seen me? I am the 9th USA printing of The Long Lavender Look, printed in 1975 by Fawcett under their Gold Medal imprint. My cover is by Robert McGinnis and my cover price is $1.50.

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