Monday, June 29, 2020

Dustjackets vs. coronavirus: Mabel Esther Allan edition

In keeping with my firm (if, technically, unproven) belief that luscious cover art strengthens our immune systems against coronavirus, here's an enormous and breathtaking batch of covers (courtesy, as usual, of my Fairy Godmother) of Mabel Esther Allan titles.

Now, if you're looking for an author who can help you forget all about sheltering in place, or if you need to lift your chin off the floor from thoughts of canceled outings and vacations (as ours this fall, to Spain and Portugal no less, is likely to be), then you could do much worse than turning to Mabel Esther Allan. With her fascination for travel and her ability to evoke a sense of place, not to mention making the history of a locale come alive, I'm finding her a perfect companion for these strange times.

And her dustjackets alone are a veritable European tour. I shared some others here, and intended to proceed to share these too, but alas I got distracted... Enjoy them now! (Click to open them full size.)


This one is coming soon from Girls Gone By
(complete with wraparound cover!)
























5 comments:

  1. Just the thing for a wet morning! I'm sorry now to think how many of MEA's books I've had and then sold on. I still have Black Forest Summer in the Children's Press edition.

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  2. What delightful dustjackets. Wish I had the fillings! But as soon as a get a block of time I will go through them all, in the larger version to read all the blurbs and enjoy the images even more.

    Jerri

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  3. You KNOW how I love me my dust jackets! This is a real treat. I may have said before - but what the hey! I would LOVE to get dust jackets framed and do a whole room with them. Thanks! Tom

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  4. I could feel my immunity strengthening as I scrolled through these gorgeous dust jackets. I love MEA. Have just read Ann's Alpine Adventure, which was a joy.

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  5. When I finally had time to read carefully all the DJ blurbs, I noticed with interest that several deal with potholing, as an enthusiastic amateur caver, as it was referred to in my area, I would certainly enjoy reading some of the books that deal with that.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Jerri

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