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Title: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 09, 2008, 08:51:06 AM
Saw this in a bookshop yesterday and flipped out:

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/blog/julietsmoon.jpg)

It's about the American Civil War. No, Anastasia isn't a character in the novel -- they're just using her image for jacket decoration. But still -- weird, eh?
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: royaltybuff on May 09, 2008, 09:01:37 AM
That is so weird. It's another example of publishers really being out of touch with the intelligence of their readers. Did they think the photo would not be recognized as Grand Duchess Anastasia by ANYONE?

Anyhoo, I found a another cover of the book on the author's website. It has another female's photo on it. I don't recognize this person, but who knows, it may be an obscure royal I am just not familiar with.  :o. Check out the other cover.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/r/ann-rinaldi/juliet-s-moon.htm
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Laura Mabee on May 09, 2008, 09:11:02 AM
Ha! Interesting find Sarushka!  :)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 09, 2008, 09:40:18 AM
That is so weird. It's another example of publishers really being out of touch with the intelligence of their readers. Did they think the photo would not be recognized as Grand Duchess Anastasia by ANYONE?

I wouldn't presume anyone at Harcourt recognized Anastasia in the first place. For all we know, nobody but the jacket artist might have seen the full photo.


Quote
Anyhoo, I found a another cover of the book on the author's website. It has another female's photo on it. I don't recognize this person, but who knows, it may be an obscure royal I am just not familiar with.  :o. Check out the other cover.

http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/r/ann-rinaldi/juliet-s-moon.htm

I found that cover on Amazon as well. I wonder why they didn't stick with it? The hairstyle and dress are obviously more appropriate to the era.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Antie on May 09, 2008, 10:12:16 AM
I'm glad that the book doesn't have a name like "Robert E. Lee's Daughter."

(Hardy har har!)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 09, 2008, 09:42:08 PM
*snorts*

Publishers do the silliest things, don't they? If I recall correctly, Robert Alexander and his agent fought with Penguin over the Rasputin's Daughter cover and lost. Le sigh.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: NAOTMAA Fan on May 09, 2008, 10:36:16 PM
What's this about the cover of Rasputin's Daughter?
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 09, 2008, 10:49:17 PM
Tatiana's on the cover of Rasputin's Daughter (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=35), which gives some people a funny feeling, considering the title! ;)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Ally Kumari on May 10, 2008, 01:45:11 AM
Oh my...

this reminds me about this anecdote: when Tolkienīs Hobbit was first published, it had an ostrich on the cover!!! the publisher said they wanted to make it look exotic.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: halen on May 10, 2008, 08:55:47 AM
That book jacket is (I'm cracking up laughing whilst I type this) horrifc! Laughing  because it is so horrific and laughing because this is a perfect example of what sometimes occurs when an author hands over their book to the publishers/editors.

Guess all we can do is shake our head, roll our eyes, and hope some poor unsuspecting consumer doesn't waste their money thinking the novel is about Anastasia.

Just when you think you have seen it all.

Louise
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 09:30:24 AM
(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/blog/julietsmoon.jpg)

What the...? Out of all the old photos of girls, they picked Anastasia? I wonder if it had something to do with copyrights (or lack of). Weird.... But I wouldn't worry about "poor unsuspecting" customers... If someone actually buys a book based on the cover photo, then they deserve to get an unplesant surprise! ;-)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on May 10, 2008, 09:38:47 AM
It's so lame to use Anastasia, anyone who cares enough about history to read a historical novel knows who she is and what she looks like. The other picture is wrong, too. If they were going for a random girl to represent "Juliet" why not choose an 1860's era girl? Hoop skirt, low neckline, flat hair on top and ringlets to the side? Both Anastasia and the other girl are obviously from another time fashion-wise. Why did they do it? They need new people to design covers. (like us!)

About Tatiana on the cover of Rasputin's daughter, that's wrong too since the picture is obviously supposed to represent the main character. I don't know why they did such a thing. It only confuses people who don't know any better.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 09:42:14 AM
Why did they do it?

I have a feeling it had something to do with some sort of copyright... But all the same, this is really odd. I wonder what Rinaldi had to say about it, if she cared one way or another...
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 09:45:06 AM
Guess what, I just went to Amazon to see this book, and here is the cover I saw there:

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/helenazar2/julietsmoon.jpg)

Sarushka, are you playing a practical joke on us? ;-)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on May 10, 2008, 10:07:18 AM
Why did they do it?

I have a feeling it had something to do with some sort of copyright... But all the same, this is really odd. I wonder what Rinaldi had to say about it, if she cared one way or another...

There must be a lot of random 1860's pictures they could have claimed and used, if not they could have drawn one. Someone drew the flag and burining house, they could have drawn an imaginary girl to portray the character too. They should be thinking Scarlett O'Hara, not Anastasia, or the other girl, clearly from the 1880s after hair and clothing styles had changed a lot.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 10:08:13 AM
Guess what, I just went to Amazon to see this book, and here is the cover I saw there:

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/helenazar2/julietsmoon.jpg)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Laura Mabee on May 10, 2008, 10:16:20 AM
Jacket Confusion!!
At Barnes & Noble they have Anastasia on the cover too
(Here's the link!) (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&ISBN=9780152061708&ourl=Juliets%2DMoon%2FAnn%2DRinaldi)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 10:17:25 AM
Jacket Confusion!!
At Barnes & Noble they have Anastasia on the cover too
(Here's the link!) (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?r=1&ISBN=9780152061708&ourl=Juliets%2DMoon%2FAnn%2DRinaldi)

LOL. Things are getting curiouser and curiouser!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on May 10, 2008, 10:29:15 AM
Guess what, I just went to Amazon to see this book, and here is the cover I saw there:

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/helenazar2/julietsmoon.jpg)

This is not a girl from the 1860's, hair and dress style very wrong. Square lace  neckline and shoulders, blouson bodice, tight, narrow skirt, all styles that came much later in the century.  An 1860's dress should be very tight and defined around the waist and upper body with a bell shaped hoop skirt. Necklines were either low and scooped or high and buttoned. 1860's hair was parted in the middle harshly, very flat (like Queen Victoria) then either swooped down over the ears and up in back, or pulled to the side of the head in tight curls that hung down. This girl is just as out of date for the time as Anastasia. I place her in the late 1880's, at least, maybe later.

(oh dear and just when I told MG I didn't care about flowing dresses..)

Here's our Juliet!

(http://www.patriciadelaney.com/southern%20belle-correns.jpg)

or better yet

(http://kellementology.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/scarlett.JPG)

Who'll notice the difference, right?;)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: halen on May 10, 2008, 10:30:18 AM
But I wouldn't worry about "poor unsuspecting" customers... If someone actually buys a book based on the cover photo, then they deserve to get an unplesant surprise! ;-)

Helen, so true...this still cracks me up. Not in an upsetting way, but in a...what the sam hill will they do next to sell books?  Life is just goofy.

Sorry, Helen. I goofed on quoting you...

Louise
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 10:32:11 AM
This is not a girl from the 1860's, hair and dress style very wrong.

Oh yes, I know, I think she is Edwardian... They didn't have photography in the mid-19th century yet ;-)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 10, 2008, 10:37:49 AM
Sarushka, are you playing a practical joke on us? ;-)

No joke. I'd be puzzled too, except I saw an actual hard copy in the store -- Anastasia is definitely the final image. The online retailers must not have updated their information yet.



Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: halen on May 10, 2008, 10:38:34 AM
Ya have to wonder what went through the minds of the collective dimwits when they decided on those pictures...Oh well...

Louise
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on May 10, 2008, 10:42:50 AM


Here's our Juliet!

(http://www.patriciadelaney.com/southern%20belle-correns.jpg)

or better yet

(http://kellementology.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/scarlett.JPG)

Who'll notice the difference, right?;)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: StevenL on May 10, 2008, 11:09:17 AM
About Tatiana on the cover of Rasputin's daughter, that's wrong too since the picture is obviously supposed to represent the main character. I don't know why they did such a thing. It only confuses people who don't know any better.

...or just the opposite -- it confuses the handful of us who do know better.
I suspect 99% of the likely readers of the book would not recognize Tatiana.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on May 10, 2008, 11:25:03 AM
About Tatiana on the cover of Rasputin's daughter, that's wrong too since the picture is obviously supposed to represent the main character. I don't know why they did such a thing. It only confuses people who don't know any better.

...or just the opposite -- it confuses the handful of us who do know better.
I suspect 99% of the likely readers of the book would not recognize Tatiana.

That's exactly what I mean- anyone reading the book would already be interested in the Romanovs, or learning about them. Having a picture of the actual GD Tatiana representing Maria Rasputin is wrong and misleading to those trying to learn.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 10, 2008, 12:34:47 PM
Weird.... But I wouldn't worry about "poor unsuspecting" customers... If someone actually buys a book based on the cover photo, then they deserve to get an unplesant surprise! ;-)

Bingo. The world at large will have no idea who the girl on the cover is. That doesn't excuse the historical mishap, but IMO, choosing an image from the wrong era entirely is more bothersome than the fact that they happened to pick Anastasia.

I agree that the cover of Rasputin's Daughter is misleading as well as unsettling, but only to the few of us who recognize Tatiana. Juliet's Moon, however, is not -- it's just plain inaccurate. Aside from the costuming issues, who exactly is this going to mislead, and how? Those who don't recognize Anastasia won't get the "joke" at all. Anyone who actually does realize it's Anastasia is only going to scoff at the incongruence between a Russian grand duchess and a Confederate flag.


Bottom line: I'm 100% in favor of historically accurate cover art, but anyone who's seriously trying to learn history through historical fiction ought to be redirected.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on May 10, 2008, 12:35:02 PM
Well, maybe they figured that if Showtime's The Tudors can dress their characters in Elizabethan collars and still get a nomination for Golden Globe Awards, then why not a book cover with a Civil War era woman dressed as an Edwardian (or Anastasia for that matter)? Obviously no one will know the difference...  (present company excluded, of course ;-))

(http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll287/helenazar2/elizabethancollar.jpg)
Henry VIII
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on May 10, 2008, 02:12:18 PM
You're right, there are a lot of anachronisms in the fashion of shows, as well as other things. When "The Wonder Years" first came out, I was amazed at  how accurate the clothes and props were to 1968, but as it went on for years, they dropped their accuracy and what was supposed to be 1973 looked was all wrong and too early 90s (when it was made)  Sometimes you see cars on movie sets that are newer than the time the story was set in, songs that play in a show set in 1974 that weren't recorded until 1979, and on "That 70's Show" I liked to pick apart the slang they used that wasn't around in the 70's (like 'skank') It may be true that most people wouldn't notice, but it's a shame people don't take the opportunity to educate people by getting things in the right time frame.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on May 10, 2008, 07:04:57 PM
Movies in the 60's are notorious for that kind of thing. Have a look at the opening of Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte. It's set in the 1920's, but the costuming is straight out of the 60's.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: grandduchess_42 on May 19, 2008, 04:34:01 PM
Tatiana's on the cover of Rasputin's Daughter (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=35), which gives some people a funny feeling, considering the title! ;)

haha sarushka!!
that shends shivers down my spine haha
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: EmmyLee on June 09, 2008, 04:00:12 PM
Oh, wow. Both of those covers bother me. Did they not want to fork over some money to get someone to pose for those pictures if they couldn't get something that was actually accurate/ the right person?
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on June 09, 2008, 04:35:28 PM
I don't know how the price compares with hiring photographers and live models, but archival photographs are not free -- authors and/or publishers easily pay hundreds of dollars to use them in books or as cover art.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on June 09, 2008, 04:40:47 PM
I don't know how the price compares with hiring photographers and live models, but archival photographs are not free -- authors and/or publishers easily pay hundreds of dollars to use them in books or as cover art.

It depends where they come from. If they come from the archives in Russia - yes, be prepared to pay an arm and a leg. If they come from the archives or libraries in the west, then chances are you don't have to pay at all, just credit the organization which owns the photo...
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on June 09, 2008, 05:03:30 PM
Depends on the archive, even in the good ol' US of A. My checkbook can tell you that not all the images in Miss Spitfire were freebies!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Helen_Azar on June 09, 2008, 05:05:57 PM
Depends on the archive. I can tell you that not all the images in Miss Spitfire were freebies!

Yes, that's true, it depends on the archive. But what I can tell you for sure is that if you try to use anything from the archives in Russia, be prepared to pay dearly - and I mean something like tenfold plus for something similar in the west!  :o. 
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Michael HR on June 10, 2008, 02:33:28 AM
They must think us stupid bit of course we know they are cretins!

How to insult the public in one go
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Lolita on June 11, 2008, 03:26:04 PM
Now that is REALLY weird indeed!

But sometimes these mistakes can be really funny sometimes!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Michael HR on June 12, 2008, 04:46:29 AM
Perhaps we could all send them an email and complain...

Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: EmmyLee on June 12, 2008, 03:12:18 PM
I don't know how the price compares with hiring photographers and live models, but archival photographs are not free -- authors and/or publishers easily pay hundreds of dollars to use them in books or as cover art.

Oh, okay. It doesn't surprise me that it would cost a person so much to use a photo from the Russian archives, but considering these images aren't copyrighted, I guess I thought the publisher would be able to use them at least somewhat freely.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Michael HR on June 12, 2008, 03:41:53 PM
But to pick one of the most famous persons in history and think no one would notice beggers disbelief.


Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Halinka on June 17, 2008, 05:21:42 PM
It Makes you wander how inaccurate the story is. You think they would notice the mistake? Or know better then picking a random picture!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Holly on June 17, 2008, 07:09:10 PM
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"
I don't think you can judge how accurate the book is just because they used a picture of her on one of the covers.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Sarushka on June 17, 2008, 07:13:18 PM
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"
I don't think you can judge how accurate the book is just because they used a picture of her on one of the covers.

Exactly. I'd even go so far as to question whether or not the publisher knew whose photo they were using in the first place.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Halinka on June 17, 2008, 07:59:41 PM
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"
I don't think you can judge how accurate the book is just because they used a picture of her on one of the covers.

Exactly. I'd even go so far as to question whether or not the publisher knew whose photo they were using in the first place.

It also kind of sad, there kind of ruining the image of Anastasia to.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Holly on June 18, 2008, 01:27:01 PM
[It also kind of sad, there kind of ruining the image of Anastasia to.

Eh, I wouldn't go as far as to say they are 'ruining her image'.

'Her' image has been skewed and distorted by people from the very beginning. I can't think of much else they could possibly do to ruin any true image she has now.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Halinka on June 18, 2008, 05:43:33 PM
[It also kind of sad, there kind of ruining the image of Anastasia to.

Eh, I wouldn't go as far as to say they are 'ruining her image'.

'Her' image has been skewed and distorted by people from the very beginning. I can't think of much else they could possibly do to ruin any true image she has now.

That's true, I never thought of it like that.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: GrandDuchess_2011 on June 25, 2008, 10:31:22 AM
If this gets your blood boiling, check out this thread:http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=4905.0 (http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=4905.0) They've turned Anastasia into a video game character!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Antie on July 04, 2008, 12:44:20 PM
Making Anastasia into a video game character, per se, isn't a problem.

It's a matter of how well she is made into one.

So far, I haven't seen a good video-game version of her.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Proud_Olga on July 04, 2008, 03:37:13 PM
Making Anastasia into a video game character, per se, isn't a problem.

It's a matter of how well she is made into one.

So far, I haven't seen a good video-game version of her.

I think Anastasia would have laughed long and hard  seeing  herself in a video game.
But, I think it's going far in saying her image is ruined. Stuff like that is just funny, and could be fun.
There is so much dramatic about her: AA's case for example. Because this is really in that way that a mentally insane woman stole her identity, her life. And, people still refer AA as being the Grand Duchess. That's worse to me.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Annie on July 05, 2008, 12:25:18 PM

There is so much dramatic about her: AA's case for example. Because this is really in that way that a mentally insane woman stole her identity, her life. And, people still refer AA as being the Grand Duchess. That's worse to me.

I agree. That's the worst thing about AA, she stole the identity of a murdered teenage girl, and even to this day there are people who look at the pictures adn story of that insane old woman and think of her as the Grand Duchess. This is tragic because not only did AN lose her life brutally and tragically, she also lost her identity and her legacy. This is one of the reasons I made my website, and why I appreciate the other sites made as a tribute to the real Anastasia, making it clear she and AA/FS were not the same person.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Padawan Ryan on July 11, 2008, 12:34:54 AM
Actually, I can think of very few people that would walk into a bookstore, see the picture, and think, "Oh, look. It's Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicholaievna Romanova!"

I'd do it...and I'm sure I'd be with either my younger sister or
My boyfriend...both of whom would think I'm a freak.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Holly on July 11, 2008, 07:45:21 PM
Well, yes that's because we know about them and people that know us well would too because if you're like me, you've told them all about them.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Padawan Ryan on July 11, 2008, 07:52:18 PM
Well, yes that's because we know about them and people that know us well would too because if you're like me, you've told them all about them.

Lol, I've done that with my sister...and when I was eleven, I used to play all the
Time...I would tell my sister everything, then we'd dress up and be the grand duchesses!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on July 13, 2008, 04:05:20 AM
Tatiana's on the cover of Rasputin's Daughter (http://www.alexanderpalace.org/palace/books.html?sku=35), which gives some people a funny feeling, considering the title! ;)

haha sarushka!!
that shends shivers down my spine haha

So THAT'S why Tatiana had such a different look than the other three!  (Okay, twenty lashes for that one!)
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on July 13, 2008, 04:06:33 AM
Oh, wow. Both of those covers bother me. Did they not want to fork over some money to get someone to pose for those pictures if they couldn't get something that was actually accurate/ the right person?

A little reenactor girl would be far preferable.  Reenactors are scrupulously careful regarding hair and clothing styles, moreso than movie costuming departments.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on July 13, 2008, 04:09:02 AM
It Makes you wander how inaccurate the story is. You think they would notice the mistake? Or know better then picking a random picture!

Ann Rinaldi is not known for being the most exacting historical researcher:  http://www.oyate.org/books-to-avoid/myHeart.html
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on July 13, 2008, 01:43:49 PM
For kids into history, there is a book about Anastasia available:  http://www.amazon.com/Anastasia-Grand-Duchess-Russia-Diaries/dp/0439129087/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1215974476&sr=8-4
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: amartin71718 on July 13, 2008, 02:34:34 PM
A lot of that is fiction, if I'm not mistaken.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: Holly on July 14, 2008, 08:00:00 AM
The book by Meyer does have some fabricated stories and gets the most well-known facts completely backwards which is a little sad but if it were all true it would be a nice book. Sadly, children don't know the difference anyways so I guess that doesn't matter...
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: rosieposie on July 17, 2008, 11:30:14 AM
The book by Meyer does have some fabricated stories and gets the most well-known facts completely backwards which is a little sad but if it were all true it would be a nice book. Sadly, children don't know the difference anyways so I guess that doesn't matter...

Hee hee yeah,

I remember reading a passage retelling the story of Anastasia throwing the rock covered in snow and Meyer's writes it was Maria that got hit instead of Tatiana.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: CorisCapnSkip on July 18, 2008, 12:10:17 AM
A lot of that is fiction, if I'm not mistaken.

No doubt, but the point is it's a way for kids to be familiar with Grand Duchess Anastasia.  The book publishers were right to use a painting, not a photograph, and provide a disclaimer at the end, so it's not mistaken as absolute fact.  The publishers of this other book are just so...so wrong.  I went to their website to try to leave feedback, but that part of the site was unavailable.  When it becomes possible, please post it here so we can all tell them how wrong they are!
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: moonlight_tsarina on November 23, 2008, 11:33:09 PM
That is weird. I don't like it!! Haha.That reminds me of the Type O Negative cd "Dead Again" with Rasputin on the cover, and a picture of OTMA from 1906 on the back. Hmm.
Title: Re: Strange new book jacket featuring Anastasia
Post by: RomanovMartyrs on August 29, 2009, 11:08:21 AM
About Tatiana on the cover of Rasputin's daughter, that's wrong too since the picture is obviously supposed to represent the main character. I don't know why they did such a thing. It only confuses people who don't know any better.

...or just the opposite -- it confuses the handful of us who do know better.
I suspect 99% of the likely readers of the book would not recognize Tatiana.

That's exactly what I mean- anyone reading the book would already be interested in the Romanovs, or learning about them. Having a picture of the actual GD Tatiana representing Maria Rasputin is wrong and misleading to those trying to learn.

I loved The Kitchen Boy so I went to buy Rasputin's Daughter. The picture on the front immediately made me think that the novel would claim Tatiana as Rasputin's daughter. (The Kitchen Boy had an equally preposterous idea, so it was highly probable.)

When I finished the book I found the cover completely silly.