The cover does have kind of a wedding-ish look to it, and certainly an appearance of elegance. Also, I noticed something odd that I'm not sure was intentional, another profile hidden on the right side of Beatrice in the negative space.
And both the big profile and the little one do look slightly like Violet, perhaps tying into the possibly significant comparison of her to a woman who's no longer alive.
Actually if you look closely, it is the same profile, just smaller
Yeah you could make her hairstyle out of it by following the ribbons. Also I noticed the other day another profile, but I was unsure wether to post it or not because it's not really as prominant as the first one.
Possibly Lemony? So you'd have Beatrice and Lemony looking at each other. But that profile is not as perfect. It's slanted, it's head is distorted and you could probably form such a face using any old profile. So yeah it's probably me just being paranoid but who knows...
I didn't previously notice how the ribbons formed the hairline for the first profile, and the second one looks a bit too distorted to be intentional. I still wonder if there's any significance to that profile being put in there, or if it's just a cool effect with no meaning.
Post by ineedyourhelp on Feb 27, 2006 9:22:13 GMT -5
The first hidden profile was definetely meant to be there, it is too perfect to be accidental. I can kind of see a second hidden profile by Beatrice's mouth, but i dont think it appears to be anything.
...Amazon.co.uk has added TBL. It lists the release date as October.
I know it's very early yet, but if this is true, and I end up having to get TBL more than a month after the U.S., I doubt that I shall ever stop being bitter. Seriously.
I think I'm going to have to send a few e-mails.
Edit: Amazon.co.uk does, to its credit, list the same small number of pages and the same unusually high price. In my opinion, the high price, small page count and apparently the same publisher on both sides of the Atlantic are more convincing to me that the book may be more than just a book than any mean synopsis.
I do hope you can get it on time, or Amazon UK turns out to be wrong about the later release date. And I agree with your latter point--if both sites confirm that it has a small number of pages and is pretty expensive, it may well be an actual "package" of things, or something else unusual.
Good news (for people in the U.K. who don't have any unfair schemes, anyway)! I've found out that there's information forthcoming but that The Beatrice Letters should be coming out (subject to change, of course) on September 6th - just a day after America.
...Personally I think releasing it just a day later is quite odd - why couldn't they just release it a single day earlier? It's actually just cruel and pointless, but meh, it's a darn sight better than a month. And these are still estimated release dates, anyway, and they could change... I wonder why there's an HC TBL on Amazon.co.uk scheduled for October, though. I really dislike differing editions and release dates, as they cause no end of trouble and confusion. But yeah, my earlier fury has passed.
Well I still haven't heard any news of it from any of the Australian book sites Maybe they're just late. I mean they didn't have any imformation on TPP until about a month before its release date, but we still got it one day after the Americans.
Oh, how exciting! I've been gone from here for awhile (busy, busy, busy - anyone miss me?) and this is the first thread I've looked at in some time. I can't wait to find out what else you guys have been up to.
I agree about the profile in negative space being too perfect to be accidental. It must suggest something - but what? I like the idea of its being Violet, in a way, although I've always been anti - "Beatrice is Baud mom."
As for the discrepancy in the font sizes of the title words, I wonder if we've been misled. Perhaps the actual title is The Beatrice: Letters
I just checked on the meaning of the name Beatrice (someone has probably done this before now, so I apologize in advance for the repetition) - the meaning is "bringer of joy." So "The Beatrice" or "La Beatrice" could be "The Bringer of Joy," perhaps?
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Beatrice certainly brought great joy to Lemony, and I've sometimes wondered if she lit up the lives of everyone around her in the same way. I imagine we'll probably find out in TBL. As for the title really being The Beatrice: Letters, it's an interesting idea. That's certainly the implication of the cover's arrangement, anyway, but the reference might go over the heads of the 9-12 audience (the target audience of the series, I believe, and such a shame). Hence, I guess, it's not written as that anywhere - if it's an accurate theory, at any rate.