Friday, January 11, 2019

The Friday Face-Off: A Tudor Novel

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Welcome to The Friday Face-Off, a weekly meme here at Books by Proxy. Join us every Friday as we pit cover against cover, and publisher against publisher, to find the best artwork in our literary universe.

I felt that it was time to join in another Friday Face-Off, so here we go!

This week's topic is:
‘I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king’ – A cover that depicts a novel set in the Tudor period

This topic was both easy and difficult because there are a lot of Tudor novels out there, but I just couldn't decide which one I wanted to use. Eventually I remembered this one fun nonfiction book about life in Elizabethan England (which includes the Tudor period), so I thought it would be a great fit! So for this week, I've chosen:
The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer
A lot of these were really similar, as there wasn't an abundance of covers to choose from, but I thought this would be a fun choice for the topic anyway.

  The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan EnglandThe Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan EnglandThe Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
2013 Viking || 2012 UK || 2018 Folio Society

  The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England Brain ShotЕлизаветинская Англия: Гид путешественника во времениThe Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England
2010 Vintage (Sampler) || 2014 Russian || 2013 Vintage Paperback

My choice(s):
The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

I really do like the UK version as well, but this one just feels the most fun and inviting. It really includes a lot of different elements of the time period and has so many fun details in every corner that I absolutely love. The Folio Society edition is probably lovely as well!

Which covers do you like best?

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  1. Ooh I think i like the second one, the fourth one and the last one as well. Maybe that last one is my favorite? They're all great though!

  2. I think I might like the UK one just a bit more than the Viking one - but I do love that font that a lot of them seem to incorporate.

  3. I love your pick too! This is a great idea for this theme, also this book sounds like fun😊