COVER GIRL: U.S. vs. U.K.: Which is Which?


I used to think all U.K. paperback jackets were nicer. It's like you go to London one time and get seduced by the accents and suddenly everything is fancy and bespoke. But lately I'm not so sure. I've been comparing contemporary fiction jackets and I think I prefer the U.S. versions. Here are some bestselling versions of the same Classics in the U.S. and U.K. Can you pick which is which?






















All the covers on the left are UK, all the ones on the right are U.S. versions. I just realized that I do like the U.K. ones better. What does this prove? (I don't know, but next week's blog will be better.)

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Comment by Kamy Wicoff on August 18, 2009 at 6:09pm
Wow I am a dope I did not see that you said the ones of the left were UK. I want to send this quiz to everybody on SW but have not yet mastered the technology. :) Who cares what it proves, it's fun!

Have I told you lately that I loved you? Keep 'em coming.
Comment by Terry Trucco on August 13, 2009 at 8:19am
I lived in London for four years, so my book shelf displays both. I think my preference is book by book, can't generalize. My complaint has more to do with content. When A. S. Byatt's Possession came out, some of the description was edited out of the American version. I know because I compared the two, talked to Byatt and did a piece on it for the Wall Street Journal. I think American kids could also have learned to love Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone!
Comment by Erin Hosier on August 6, 2009 at 2:40pm
Oh please, I have total blog shame over here.
Comment by Kamy Wicoff on August 5, 2009 at 1:11pm
I'm dying to know the answers!!

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