Friday Face Off:  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody…


Here we are again with the Friday Face Off meme created by Books by Proxy .   This is a great opportunity to feature some of your favourite book covers.  The rules are fairly simple each week, following a predetermined theme (list below) choose a book, compare a couple of the different covers available for that particular book and choose your favourite.   Future week’s themes are listed below. This week’s theme:

 “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” – a cover featuring a family

Well, I really struggled with this one. I knew that Spoonbenders had a cover with a family on it, but I’ve used that before (I think) so wanted to avoid it.  Then I thought of The Sisters Mederos which is a recent read that I enjoyed but there’s only the one cover at the moment.  Finally, I came up with a childhood read, The Borrowers by Mary Norton – no shortage of covers for this one!

My favourite this week is the one with the family helping to hang up the title of the book with all the reels of cotton and chess pieces in the picture to give you the idea of the scale of the people:


Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring a panorama

Future themes:

13th April – ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees, lay spread out below them, the river winding through it’ –  a cover featuring a panorama

20th April – Where there’s fire there’s… – a cover featuring smoke

27th April – ‘Those darling byegone times… with their delicious fortresses, and their dear old dungeons, and their delightful places of torture’ – a cover that is positively mediaeval 

4th May-  ‘A Hand without a hand? A bad jape, sister.’ – a cover featuring a hand/hands

11th May – ‘Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth’ – a cover featuring a dinosaur/s

18th May – ‘Let’s talk of graves, of worms, and epitaphs;’ – a cover featuring a gravestone

25th May – Trip trap, trip trap, trip trap – a cover featuring footsteps

1st June – clinging and invasive – a cover featuring creeping vines

8th June – Raining Cats and Dogs – a cover featuring a stormy sky

16 Responses to “Friday Face Off:  “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody…”

  1. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    I remember really loving this one when I was younger. I agree with your fave but also like the second one on the top. Great choice of book!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I really struggled this week! I was so happy when I thought of the Borrowers. Such a good read when I was a wee young un.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Carmen

    Great choice of book; as you said, no shortage of covers to choose from. I like cover #2 on first row; it’s actually the same that you chose but seen from a wider angle. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, I noticed the similarity and almost didn’t post both but then I thought they all so had differences. It’s such a good book. I love the Borrowers.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Great idea, Lynn! I love the third from the end the best. Many of these covers are really good😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      There were so many covers for this one – as you can no doubt imagine.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Delightful choice! I love how common objects are employed in the task at hand, my favorite being the clothes pin used as a ladder… 😀

    • @lynnsbooks

      Such a great story. I love the Borrowers – even if it does feel sometimes like they live under my own floorboards.
      Lynn 😀

  5. jessicabookworm

    Wonderful choice – this is such a lovely book 🙂 My copy has the 3rd row, 2nd cover.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It is a lovely book – I wonder how I’d feel about it if I was to give it a go now.
      Lynn 😀

  6. sjhigbee

    Oh what a lovely choice for this week’s theme, Lynn:)). And I completely agree with your favourite – it’s a delight, but none of them are bad, are they?

    • @lynnsbooks

      they’re all good covers tbh – but that one shouts out to me.
      Lynn 😀

  7. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Wow, such colorful covers, it almost overloads the senses in a way. I don’t know which to choose! Probably yours as well 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I like that cover because the little figures are helping with the title – I don’t know why that appeals to me, but it does.
      Lynn 😀

  8. Angela

    This is such a fun blog feature! The cover in the bottom right hand corner is the one I remember from childhood.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Hi – thanks for stopping by. This is a fun feature – you should jump on board. 😀 Thanks for visiting.
      Lynn 😀

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