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Postby Tonyblack » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:28 pm

Welcome to the site honey06! :D

It really is an excellent book.
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Postby daemonium » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:03 pm

my mother got me a copy for christmas gawsh i love her .
every birthday and every christmas since i was little i got a discworld or pratchett related book .
in fact i dont think i ever bought my own copy of any of them .
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Postby BaronBreton » Tue May 04, 2010 8:06 pm

if you want too see, this is our original french cover for Nation :

http://www.l-atalante.com/catalogue/la_ ... etail.html

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Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 05, 2010 2:10 am

I like it! :D

Although I'm not sure about Mau wearing a grass skirt.
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed May 05, 2010 2:18 am

It's better than the US cover, but why does Daphne look like she's in a commercial for washing powder? :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed May 05, 2010 8:16 pm

And why does Mau look so dirty? Even natives take care of personal hygiene. :lol:
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Wed May 05, 2010 8:35 pm

I think (not certain) that the 'dirt' on his back is supposed to be the dappled shadows cast by the leaf canopy under the tropical sun? :roll:

I've seen far too many Kuoni brochures I think :P But some of the 'marks' are leaf-shaped... :lol:
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Postby BaronBreton » Wed May 05, 2010 8:48 pm

poohcarrot wrote:It's better than the US cover

it's not so hard (sorry ^^)


it's the shadow on his back i think too
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Postby poohcarrot » Wed May 05, 2010 10:36 pm

I thought it was tattoos. :P
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu May 06, 2010 12:05 am

They're pretty lousy ones in that case. :lol:

With a polynesian-type culture if they had tattoos they'd be much darker and more than likely a kind of swirly pattern like the maoris have perhaps - besides Terry'd have said if he had tats wouldn't he?
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 06, 2010 12:22 am

Jan Van Quirm wrote:They're pretty lousy ones in that case. :lol:

With a polynesian-type culture if they had tattoos they'd be much darker and more than likely a kind of swirly pattern like the maoris have perhaps - besides Terry'd have said if he had tats wouldn't he?
Terry actually said he 'didn't' have tattoos. He was supposed to get some when he got back to the island to show he was a man, but there was no one there to give them to him. :)
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Postby poohcarrot » Thu May 06, 2010 12:48 am

It could be the mud from rolling with the piggies. :?
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Thu May 06, 2010 9:47 am

poohcarrot wrote:It could be the mud from rolling with the piggies. :?

:lol: *looks hard at grass skirt* Nope! The grass'd be all mucky as well and as he's in and out of the water the whole time virtually I doubt he'd turn up at Daphne's place looking that grubby :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu May 06, 2010 4:13 pm

I think you are probably right about it being shadow - it may be clearer on that actual book. I should add that I think it's a really good cover - despite my comments. :lol:
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Postby BaronBreton » Thu May 06, 2010 9:27 pm

i ask the illustrator (Amandine Labarre) ^^
in hope of an answer !

*and a good occasion to contact her lol*
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