Series

The Other Boleyn Girl Series: Philippa Gregory

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As I am a huge fan of this series, I thought it would be interesting to discuss the terrible choice of cover design!

I can understand completely why they have chosen the typography on the cover designs as I feel that this does suit the historical aspect of the novels quite well. Again, I can somewhat understand the dresses but I just do not think they are the most attractive design.

Personally, I would have made it very simple and delicate. Similar to the recent title, The Essex Serpent (below), my design would echo this slightly with a lighter colour. I think that the grandeur and decadence of the Tudors should be embraced on the front of the cover design as I feel that a lot of people would put the book down if they had not read the blurb.

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For continuity, they have maintained the same cover design and typography for the rest of the collection and I think this was wise. Philippa Gregory has now become a very popular author and so her name will sell a book, not the cover design. With this being said however I do believe they go hand in hand and I look forward to seeing if they alter their style for her next work.

Publisher: Zatpix
ISBN: 9781780485683

 

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