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What's that book whose cover is a pair of legs with an anklet on?

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Initial post: 5 Mar 2009 23:20:16 GMT
DCP says:
I seem to remember it being a 'lying down in the summer grass' style of cover.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2009 15:40:49 GMT
kimborams says:
Adele Parks's books usually feature just a pair of legs - is it one of those?

Posted on 26 Mar 2009 06:27:13 GMT
Becky says:
Pandoras box?

Posted on 9 Apr 2009 19:31:37 BDT
B. Davies says:
You mean 'In the Shadow of Crows' by David Charles Manners?

Posted on 10 Apr 2009 12:33:23 BDT
The Friday night knitting club by Kate Jacobs and Needles and Pearls by Gil McNeil both have pictures of legs on their front covers.

Posted on 16 Apr 2009 19:19:40 BDT
Legs & grass... The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides ?

Posted on 17 Apr 2009 18:11:52 BDT
jane ogilvie says:
was it the girls in blue or something like that

Posted on 17 Apr 2009 19:33:30 BDT
Leftin says:
Courtney Love's?

Posted on 21 Apr 2009 07:48:57 BDT
MaggieMay says:
The time traveller's wife?

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2009 22:57:05 BDT
Gerafon says:
I think it is a brilliant cover design. It really intrigued me before I read the book. I can really relate to the child on the cover, I don't need to see the face. The legs say it all, and the little burning offerings in the water are so symbolic of the religious symbols and rituals mentioned in such fascinating detail in the story. It is a wonderful story. I would recommend it to anyone who lives a good book.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Apr 2009 08:42:00 BDT
B. Davies says:
The child's legs with the anklets and the offerings on the water are the cover for 'In the Shadow of Crows' by David Charles Manners. A beautiful and intriguing cover.

Posted on 29 Apr 2009 15:43:48 BDT
Midgie says:
The Birthday Present by Barbara Vine has a picture of a lady with red shoes and her feet are bound.

Posted on 18 May 2009 11:29:37 BDT
Called 'Chick'---'The boozers observers book of birds' .

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 20:48:34 BDT
Gaudy Nights by dorothy L Sayers. M. e skermer

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2009 20:49:30 BDT
Dorothy L Sayers - Gaudy Nights. M E skermer - Bookworm

Posted on 26 May 2009 10:46:24 BDT
Rebecca Ray - A Certain Age

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2009 15:02:39 BDT
emma h says:
thank you! i have been racking my brain for 2 days looking for that book!

Posted on 17 Jun 2009 14:56:09 BDT
The book is the twentieth wife

Posted on 20 Jun 2009 23:26:46 BDT
Last edited by the author on 20 Jun 2009 23:27:32 BDT
Greysuit says:
For some reason my mind went straight to 'Virgin Soldiers' by Leslie Thomas but when I looked it up - different picture from the one I had in mind.


jacket sleeves / paperback front covers change with regular monotony. What might have been appropriate 10 (or more) years ago wouldn't see the light of day with the current PC madness that governs everything we do (or can't do) today.

Sorry - rant over but happy hunting !

Posted on 21 Jun 2009 02:01:56 BDT
Charlieost says:
Pandoras Box would not have just the legs on.
Sorry that was really quite smutty but I yeilded to temptation.
The book you are refering to is The Koran but I'm not sure who wrote it. Could be God had a hand (or leg) in it.

Posted on 21 Jun 2009 10:56:34 BDT
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Posted on 28 Jun 2009 16:53:50 BDT
How about 'The Edible Woman' by Margaret Attwood?

Posted on 4 Aug 2013 08:53:43 BDT
Tree of Pearls, by Louisa Young?

Posted on 5 Aug 2013 20:19:42 BDT
alot of paperbacks that look like they aimed at a female demographic seem to feature lots of pictures of feet and shoes - is this to pick up the niche fetish crowd - or is it because, like Imelda Marcos, women just have to buy things that may have some shoe like qualities..

Posted on 30 Sep 2013 13:37:50 BDT
Sparky says:
Top Tip - put product links in (where possible) so's we can all see the covers easily
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