Thursday 1 May 2008

Bearded Melba

An Australian book getting a lot of good reviews recently is I am Melba by Ann Blainey, about the life of the world-famous, dessert-inspiring Melburnian singer. I haven't read it, but I was distracted by it in a bookshop yesterday afternoon. The photo chosen of Nellie Melba chosen for the cover has the unfortunate effect of making it look as though she's in the process of attaching or removing a false beard.

I think it might have been better if the digital colourist had not chosen exactly the same shade for both the hair and the scarf.

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