November 19, 2013

Cover Reveal: The last book from Dame Diana - Will you be reading?

Finished by her sister, Ursula Jones, and published posthumously by her loving editor, this is the last book in the pipeline from Dame DWJ. Via the DWJ tumblr, here are the US and UK covers.

I admit that posthumous publishing always does my head in. I'm not sure if I think it's a scam or a brilliant invention. How would I feel about all of the unpublished and unfinished stories on my hard drive being brought into the public eye? All those jotted notes on drifts of paper, cobbled together to make something... that maybe I didn't intend. What about you? Does this feel like a ... bit of cobbled-together nonsense, or a final gift from a friend? Are you excited, or apprehensive? Do you think you'll read it? Is it a library borrow, or a bookstore buy? Inquiring minds are eager to find out...

2 comments:

Charlotte said...

I will read it. I think it helps me be hopeful that it's by her little sister, whose young mind was shaped by DWJ's voice... I think I might ask for the UK cover, though...

aquafortis said...

I do feel weird about the idea of posthumously published books...I still haven't yet read A Monster Calls, the one by Siobhan Dowd finished by Patrick Ness, even though I think Ness was a great choice. I probably will get to both that one and this one in time, though.