We haven’t had a foreign cover post in a while, so here’s a big one. 🙂
I think I’m excited about getting new foreign covers because it’s like getting new clothes. I like new clothes, but I am in general disinclined to shop. We are in July now and this entire year I’ve spent less than $300 on clothes and accessories combined. For the money I’m willing to fork over per piece–as you can guess, not much at all–there is usually something not quite there with the style, the cut, the fit, the whatnot, which means time spent browsing is time largely wasted. And as for White House Black Market, which has the style, the cut, the fit, and the whatnot, alas, they do not carry enough color and I can only wear so much black before the twee-ness of my soul rebels and I begin to long for all kinds of pastels.
But getting foreign covers is like having fun, fabulous new clothes delivered to your home–free!
First up, Spanish DELICIOUS. Did I mention above how much I adore pastels? Well, here’s pastel heaven, that’s what.
I only wish I knew for sure whether she’s hugging a fancy pillow or a small sack of potatoes. 🙂
Next, pocket edition of Spanish PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS. I was quite surprised to receive those books in the mail, as I didn’t know there was to be a pocket edition.
Niiiice. Rather an Orientalist flavor to it.
Now, Japanese DELICIOUS, which is the largely the same cover as the North American one.
I like the title, though, which says SEDUCTIVE DINNER. 🙂
I can spot a Russian cover from a kilometer away. They have a certain old-fashioned je ne sais quoi. Here’s the hardcover Russian DELICIOUS.
Here it is, with a mighty rose, the paperback edition.
The title translates to EXQUISITE, according to Google translator.
Indonesia gave PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS its first landscape cover.
The title is COVENANT OF LOVE. Pretty. Greek-ish. But Camden and Gigi have plans to sail the Aegean, so it’s all good. Besides, I’m sure they had cobalt-blue swimming pools back in the 1890s. And nice rubbish collectors with ashtrays on top. 🙂
And last, but most definitely not the least, my Thai publisher is not about to be outdone. Here is the second landscape cover for PA.
Mamma mia! Lest you think this is just generic prettiness, look at this detail.
As it so happens, there is an important horse-riding scene in PA, with Gigi on the horse and Camden leading. Although it took place in the dead of winter, so Gigi probably wouldn’t have been so scantily attired. But what an adorable little touch.
(And omg, I just noticed the package on Camden. Holy @#$%!)
Now if someone would only send me my Slovenian and Turkish covers. I’m sure those would be pure amazingness. 🙂
Update: And now thanks to Neja and Klara, we have Slovene covers. Here’s Slovene PA, which translates into PLANNED LOVE or LOVE DESIGN, a close parallel to SCHEMES OF LOVE, the original title.
Here’s Slovene DELICIOUS, titled DELIGHT. Me like.
Thank you again, Neja and Klara!