Friday Face Off :  ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’

Posted On 1 March 2019

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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 – the list has been updated to help out those of you who like to plan ahead – if you have a cover in mind that you’re really wanting to share then feel free to leave a comment about a future suggested theme. This week’s theme:

 ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’ – A cover featuring a shop or market

I had two definite books in mind for this week’s theme.  One of them didn’t work out – I felt sure it would have a shopfront on one of the covers but alsa it did not!  I think my eventual choice would probably have been the same anyway.  This week my books is The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale.

The covers:

My favourite this week is:


I really like this cover, I also like the darker version on the right.

Like last week I’ve added a Mr Linky here so that you can leave a link if you wish or please leave me a link in the comments so we can all visit and check out each others covers.  Thanks

I’ll be updating the list soon to take it through a few more months – if you have any suggestions you’d like to see adding then drop a note in the comments.  Thanks

Next week – A cover featuring a fish/fishes

Future themes: (if you’re struggling with any of these themes then use a ‘freebie’ of one of your favourite covers)


8th March – ‘Two little fishes and a momma fishy too’ – A cover featuring a fish/fishes or other sea creatures

15th March – ‘Beware the moon, lads.’ – A cover with a shapeshifter

22nd March – ‘A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse’ – A cover featuring a king

29th March – “I thought unicorns were more . . . Fluffy.”  – A cover featuring a unicorn

5th April – ‘nomad is an island’ – A cover featuring a desert landscape

12th April – ‘Odin, Odin, send the wind to turn the tide – A cover featuring a longboat

19th April – ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times – A cover featuring a school

21 Responses to “Friday Face Off :  ‘who will buy this wonderful morning’”

  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Good choice of book! I think my favorite is the last one, where the text isn’t so front and center.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I do like that one too – the black really frames it well.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Barb (boxermommyreads)

    It’s the darker version for me. But I am drawn to darker stuff anyway 🙂 Great pick to showcase this week.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks – I also like the darker cover – but there’s a nostalgic feel – and a more shop window feel, to the middle one somehow.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Tammy

    Ooh great choice, Lynn. I love the last cover for some reason😁

    • @lynnsbooks

      I also like that one – it’s the darkness – I think it frames the cover really well.
      Lynn 😀

  4. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    Since I always loved ballet, I can only wholeheartedly agree with your choice! 🙂 🙂

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  6. Carmen

    Lovely cover that one, but I fancy the first one with the soldier in the middle and the two gentlemen silhouettes in the back. 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      It’s difficult to choose between them – I like all three tbh.
      Lynn 😀

  7. sjhigbee

    I concur with your choice, Lynn – sorry about the lateness of my response, but LIFE has been a bit pushy, recently… I really like the old-fashioned feel of another era that is depicted by the ballerina, train set and the balloon.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah, that is a lovely cover. NP being late – life comes first doesn’t it.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        Right now, it feels as if Life is rolling over me with a truck! Hoping it’s going to get a tad easier, sometime soon…

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  9. waytoofantasy

    I really love all of those covers! The book looks interesting too, never heard of this one.

    • @lynnsbooks

      It was a good read. I loved the whole toy shop emporium feel.
      Lynn 😀

  10. jessicabookworm

    Lovely covers and hard to choose between! I bought my mum a copy of this for Christmas, that copy had the third cover and for an extra special touch the edges of the pages were red. 🙂

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