DWJ March: Favourite Book Cover

I’m catching up with Kristen’s Diana Wynne Jones March posts again because I love Jones’ books and want to share the love.

Favourite cover is a hard question, since I have a soft spot for some of the covers I had when I was young, even if they aren’t actually the prettiest. However, I’m going to go with two covers for Fire and Hemlock.

Jones, Diana Wynne - Fire and Hemlock

The cover of my original edition of Fire and Hemlock

Jones, Diana Wynne - Fire and Hemlock

Most recent release of Fire and Hemlock

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I bet I would have had a different choice if I had DWJ books as a kid. There’s definitely that nostalgia factor when it comes to childhood favorites!

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  2. That first cover is really cool, but it (and the strapline) seem to concentrate their attention on Laurel, which is interesting, rather than Polly or Tom. At least, I assume that’s meant to be Laurel riding the horse, which of course doesn’t happen in the book. I’ve never really thought of Laurel being the one driving the plot, but I suppose she does, as the primary antagonist.

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    • Gosh, I feel really dumb now. You know, I never noticed that and I’ve had the book for years. I just like the lines and the colours and the picture. I don’t know if I even thought about who was on the horse. Huh.

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