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Post 10 Apr 2011, 12:52

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Yeah, I know. Way to promote a book. The description says about how 'upper-class' Joanna is, but the cover is of Patsy smoking a cigarette and pouting. LMAO :lol:. Isn't that like, Irony? :lol:

I'd prefer a new photoshoot. To me, putting old pictures on books/articles..etc is laziness. I hate it when I see articles/books..etc with old photos. Where they could really put a new photo on. If the old photo is appropriate, like a childhood photo on a biography, then yeah. Because that fits. But the pics they chose for the cover don't really fit to me :/ :huh:
One example, is whenever I used to see articles about singer Delta Goodrem. They'd use a photo from 2003, where she was about 18-19. But she had many other photoshoots since then. It's not like that was her LAST photo shoot. It looks tacky and gives you the impression that the publisher is lazy and can't be bothered to search for something new. Thank God that they use new pics now!
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Post 10 Apr 2011, 16:58

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

I agree Becky, I hate it when the same old pictures are being used over and over again - I'd rather see some new ones. Though I love Patsy, I'm not sure if it's wise to put a picture of Jo with a beehive and smoking a ciggie on the cover - it sort of suggest she hasn't done anything else than playing Patsy. :no:
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Post 10 Apr 2011, 18:44

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Well, I agree in some point, if always the same old photos are used it's getting boring but I never mind an older photo. I love going through stuff from the good old time which includes photos as well, so for me -I wouldn't mind to have some older photos in the book as well as some new ones, like Joanna doing her garden work or something like this - it doesn't have to be the perfect photo shots for me :wave:
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Post 10 Apr 2011, 21:53

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Yeah, some people tend to forget that Joanna didn't just ONLY play Patsy. It would be nice if a cover showed more of her character..like a photo of her and some impoverished children. That would be lovely
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Post 10 Apr 2011, 23:34

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Oh don't get me wrong, seeing a picture of Joanna is always good (at least I'm not complaining, haha) but I fear that people will stereotype her as Patsy when they see a picture of that character on a book cover. I doubt if it will actually be the final version. :wink:
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Post 11 Apr 2011, 02:10

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No, I'm not complaining either. Just a bit frustrated. At least It's a humourous pic of Patsy. "Cheers Darling! my book is gonna sell like hotcakes!" she is saying
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Post 13 Apr 2011, 14:34

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Becky wrote:At least It's a humourous pic of Patsy. "Cheers Darling! my book is gonna sell like hotcakes!" she is saying


Haha! That sort of captures the picture indeed. :lol:
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Post 17 Apr 2011, 12:43

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Becky wrote:Would be nice if she came over to New Zealand to promote it :squee:
She'd probably come to Borders. But there are only 2 Borders stores in New Zealand in AUCKLAND. There was one in Christchurch, but I believe it got destroyed in the earthquake and hasn't opened since.
I live nowhere near Auckland. There really should be more stores. Not just 2 for the whole of New Zealand in ONE CITY.
I used to live in Auckland, but we moved to the BOP. Please come here Joanna. We have a nice McClouds Bookstore :squee:

Here is an alternate cover of the book, that I found
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Aww nice cover but I agree with you girls above. :thumb:
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Post 17 Apr 2011, 16:03

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Yea, interesting choice of cover!
Is this going to be words, or pictures instead in the style of Dame Helen's publication?
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Post 17 Apr 2011, 18:50

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

bexyshortcake wrote:
Becky wrote:Would be nice if she came over to New Zealand to promote it :squee:
She'd probably come to Borders. But there are only 2 Borders stores in New Zealand in AUCKLAND. There was one in Christchurch, but I believe it got destroyed in the earthquake and hasn't opened since.
I live nowhere near Auckland. There really should be more stores. Not just 2 for the whole of New Zealand in ONE CITY.
I used to live in Auckland, but we moved to the BOP. Please come here Joanna. We have a nice McClouds Bookstore :squee:

Here is an alternate cover of the book, that I found
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Aww nice cover but I agree with you girls above. :thumb:


Another nice cover although I'm not sure if I would choose that to sell my book :lmao:
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Post 18 Apr 2011, 02:23

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

JackieO wrote:Yea, interesting choice of cover!
Is this going to be words, or pictures instead in the style of Dame Helen's publication?


Pictures with some words, I believe, but we'll have to wait and see how it turns out. ^^
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Post 18 Apr 2011, 08:44

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Post 18 Apr 2011, 18:25

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Hm, from Patsy to Purdey... I'm not sure if I'm happy with this either. Like I said, too much of a stereotypical image again. I'd rather see an (up-to-date) close-up of her face.
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Post 18 Apr 2011, 19:38

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Same here, hope that there is a new up-to-date photoshoot. But if I had to choose between those two covers though I would go for the Patsy one. :heart:
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Post 19 Apr 2011, 21:35

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

Hmm I'm not sure. I really like the TNA cover too. But I'd rather have a new picture on the cover.
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It is a miracle I can walk at all. I bless the wonder of life and the newness of living ~ Patsy Stone
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Post 21 Apr 2011, 09:34

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I'd like to design a cover :squee:
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Post 29 May 2011, 11:21

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

I had no idea that Joanna was writing a memoir! This has made my day :hyper:
No Room for Secrets was such a well-written and spellbinding book that I truly wished she would write another one in the same vein, perhaps with a bit more personal details and anecdotes. Maybe she will include pictures of her house this time around! It is undeniable that Joanna has a gift for writing and I'm glad that she is making the most of it. Let's hope that an audio version will be available as well, and that Joanna narrates it.

I must admit, the Purdey cover is my favourite. Have you all seen that the release date has changed? The book is now due out on Sept. 29th, 2011. Hopefully Joanna will go on a book tour across the U.K. -- that would be a real treat for her fans!
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Post 10 Jun 2011, 10:34

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

So the release date has been brought forward then? That's great news :grin: :squee:
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It is a miracle I can walk at all. I bless the wonder of life and the newness of living ~ Patsy Stone
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Post 10 Jun 2011, 21:38

Re: New Book Coming this Autumn!

The earlier, the better, I can't wait for the new book! :hyper:
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Post 12 Jun 2011, 01:15

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yay. Only 3 months left
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Post 17 Jul 2011, 16:00

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Interesting! Thanks for the update.
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Post 20 Jul 2011, 18:09

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"Darling, sweetie, darling!"
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Post 21 Jul 2011, 01:36

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OMG. That's better than the others. BEST OF THEM ALL! *boogie*
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Post 21 Jul 2011, 05:38

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wow, that's a wonderful picture. I bet it's the "real" cover now! :wink:
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Post 21 Jul 2011, 09:58

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It was much better than the other two....lol
One had an old picture, the other seemed a bit too 'Patsy' for a book about Joanna's life. Lol
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