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24 March 2007 @ 02:04 pm
Makeovers for Dead Authours  
Austen 'too ugly' for book cover

Jane Austen's 'makeover' for the new book cover
Novelist Jane Austen has been given a makeover for the cover of a book about her life after publishers decided an original image of her was unattractive.

"She was not much of a looker," said Helen Trayler, managing director of publisher Wordsworth Editions.

DarthHelloKitty: Hello Zombiedarthhellokitty on March 24th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
What, she can't look like herself! Fucking zombie makeover!
Laurie odell: colettecyberducks on March 24th, 2007 10:51 pm (UTC)
Sure, lets just tart her up so she looks good to the modern reader....are we really that shallow?

Why does JA have to look like a cover babe?
pentapuspentapus on March 25th, 2007 02:08 am (UTC)
Ok, I rolled my eyes at the description, but once I clicked the link--the image they "adapted" seems not so much a picture of an unattractive woman as just a crappy picture. I would probably have changed it too.