Royal Book Cover of the Month – May 2011

This month’s new royalty book covers are a mostly uninspiring lot. At least three of them feature nearly identical photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton on their wedding day. At least two other covers show them announcing their engagement. Yes, they are a good-looking couple, but it’s hard to tell these books apart.

I like the vivid cover of Queen of Kings: The Immortal Story of Cleopatra, even though the subject matter (Cleopatra as a vampire) doesn’t much appeal to me. But I think this is the best book cover of the month:


 

Queen Victoria’s Stalker: The Strange Case of the Boy Jones by Jan Bondeson tells the true story of a teenager who became famous for repeatedly sneaking into Buckingham Palace. In my opinion, the cover is arresting and gives a clear idea of both the subject matter and the way Edward Jones’ hijinks were covered in the press. An excellent book cover.

What do you think of this book cover? Would you like to read this book? I would.

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