Thursday, 19 February 2009

Pink and purple and read all over

The Japanese edition of Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror turned up today, courtesy of Rironsha. It looks great. The cover has a pink tint to it, but opens onto purple endpapers and then a bright red title page. I like it a lot.

And pint-sized pub singer Duffy has had great success at the Brit Awards. The Guardian tells me that she has been compared to Dusty Springfield. Hmmm. Yes - that surprised me, too. But on closer inspection, their names are almost identical. Duffy. Dusty. Uncanny, really.

They certainly couldn't have meant vocally. Dusty Springfield had a voice that is rich and accomplished and yet also heart-breakingly fragile.

While Duffy has a voice that sounds like a bluebottle trapped under a glass.

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