Historical Fiction Cover of the Month for July

A lot of you may have wondered where Cover of the Month is.

No? Fair enough, well one or two of you might, so here’s the explanation…

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The search goes on…

The shock news for July is – rather like the Conservative Party leadership contest – that there isn’t one.

Why, you demand angrily? Am I ill? Am I too busy? Or is it simply that I can’t be bothered?

None of the above actually. It’s a different problem altogether – and not a good one.

I’ve looked at the historical fiction releases for July and I’m afraid I don’t really like any of the covers. They may be great books but the covers don’t do anything for me.

I know, it’s terrible and I’ve probably offended some authors and designers, but none of the covers appeal to me. There it is; what else can I say?

The alternative is for me to choose one or two covers and damn them with faint praise. I’m not saying there aren’t any good covers, I am saying that I personally don’t like them very much.

It’s possible, of course, that I’ve missed something – easily done. If I have then I’m sorry.

So this month – as a bit of a one-off – I’m asking if anyone else has an historical fiction cover that they would like to suggest [released this month only, folks] and if so, why they like it.

There you are: vox pop in action! Mention the title in a comment so that others can judge for themselves – and I can have my say too. If I like it, I’ll have to grovel of course…

By the way, August releases look promising, so don’t expect this to happen again any time soon!

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7 Responses to Historical Fiction Cover of the Month for July

  1. Richard Tearle says:

    Rather like cover for Helen Hollick’s On the Account – quite simple and in keeping with previous ‘voyages’ in its style

  2. jeangill says:

    How do you find the July releases?

  3. thankful1665 says:

    Yale’s From The Sergeant’s Pack, upcoming Napoleonic anthology from Rosemary Tree Press, and A Broom At The Masthead from Climbing Tree.

  4. Derek Birks says:

    I’m sure the anthology is good, but the cover doesn’t do it for me. Covers are such a personal thing…

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