Rebecca covered…

I blame Simon – he started this off last week with posts on bad book covers for classic novels – Wuthering Heights after seeing this post on bad Jane Eyre ones.

I thought I’d have a go too – and rather than choose a Victorian novel, I came a little back up the timeline and have plumped for Daphne Du Maurier’s best-known book, Rebecca.  Here goes – my selection of bad or funny or just plain plain covers…

Rebecca 6Rebecca 5Left – The first edition is the ‘Ronseal’ cover – does exactly what it says on the tin – twice!

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Right – The ‘Cookson’ cover, for misery romance fans.

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Rebecca 2Left – The ‘Zaphod-Rebecca 1Beeblebrox’ cover – Mrs Danvers seems to have another head growing out of her arm.

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Right – The ‘Sting’ cover – ‘every breath you take, I’ll be watching you’…

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Rebecca 4Left – The ‘Wilkie Collins’ cover. This one’s not bad, just on the wrong book!

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Right – The ‘On the Beach’ cover – this reminds me of Nevil Shute’s apocalyptic novel.

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Rebecca 10Rebecca 7Left – ‘The Moody Redhead’ cover – with the strange black mark on her chin.

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Right – ‘The Saloon Bar’ cover for lovers of Western-style fonts.

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Rebecca 9Left – The ‘Gothic Manderley’ cover, where the house is a witches castle.

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Right – The ‘Don’t look now’ cover.

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Rebecca 13Rebecca 11Left – ‘The Mrs Danvers is sweet really’ cover.

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And finally – The ‘Jeffrey Archer’ cover – Not a penny more, not a penny less!

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Maybe these covers aren’t generally as bad as the ones Simon found, but I enjoyed thinking of captions for them.

 

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7 thoughts on “Rebecca covered…

  1. Love the captions Annabel – and some of those covers are just *so* awful! The “Gothic Manderley” cover is very typical of a lot of the books my mum was reading as I grew up….

  2. You´ve made my day.What were they thinking when they “designed” the “Jeffrey Archer” cover? 😀

  3. There is something I love about a bad book cover, I think it’s the idea that it just looks unique on my bookshelf, especially if it’s an old copy. But sometimes, you just wonder what the publisher was thinking.

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