I am waiting to receive some high res images from yesterday so will upload those shortly. But it looked fantastic.
However, I have just received - into my grubby paws, the actual book. Now, I don't do this often and this is honest to goodness not bragging, but it is a gorgeous looking book. Hence this blogpost. Imagine the Marks & Spencer voiceover lady as you read this, with dramatically swoony music in the background and the smell of gunpowder and blood up your nose:
|Front cover / dust cover|
The dust-cover is lovely thick paper and it's matte. The print as you can see is a wonderful rich red with Jeffery Deaver's name being partially faded out by the "smoke". The smoke itself has this glint to it that says "touch me". The circle and 007 at the top of the page is glossy red and embossed. It looks and feels great.
|Actual cover of hardback|
I took the dust-cover off and a tiny gasp of surprise. The cover itself is embossed with the circle and 007. I am a geek, I know. I love it. The end-papers are silvery with a muted gloss, and the smoke from the dust cover is echoed inside.
|Back cover of Carte Blanche|
And thank you for allowing my very self-indulgent post. That lady from M&S can stop speaking in her dramatic breathy voice now!