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…

9 thoughts on “Which book for this cover…

  • September 30, 2009 at 9:50 pm
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    Having seen you this evening I don't think it would be very fair if I commented hahaha!

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  • September 30, 2009 at 10:00 pm
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    Let's see. It's probably not Pale Fire or One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

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  • October 1, 2009 at 7:02 am
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    Having heard from Claire what she is planning to read having met you last night I'd better not comment either!

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  • October 1, 2009 at 9:52 am
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    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.

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  • October 1, 2009 at 1:27 pm
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    I'm afraid that I know too! I can't believe how many of us are reading this book on it's re-release!

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  • October 1, 2009 at 1:30 pm
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    It's We Have Always Lived in the Castle, isn't it? I feel like I just saw this illustration.

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  • October 1, 2009 at 10:21 pm
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    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…

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  • October 2, 2009 at 2:44 pm
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    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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