Friday Face Off : ‘lawns and rocks and heather and different sorts of trees..’


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:

‘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

I had a few covers I fancied using for this one. but I’ve settled on The Fellowship of the Ring by Tolkien because I think the covers are perfect for this theme.  I’ve not used all of the covers (that would be a long post indeed) I’ve chosen covers that I think fit this week’s theme so you might not see covers that you’re as familiar with:

My favourite this week :


I love this cover.  It just fits the ‘feel’ of the start of the trilogy.  Which is your favourite?

Next week – a cover featuring smoke

Future themes:

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