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Book Cover Puzzle Book Cover Puzzle

For the last week or so, I've been working on this jigsaw puzzle. This photo of it is from several days ago. The image is from a book cover, a book I also own in this edition. Do you know what the book is? Or even the artist or author?

Brits will have a natural advantage in this, since the book was published with a different cover in the U.S.

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billyabbott
Mar. 1st, 2006 09:48 pm (UTC)
It looks to be a Josh Kirby painted Terry Pratchett cover.

I had to look it up in the back of one of my books so I'll keep schtumm on which one it is - I don't own this one and have only read it the once years ago...
evieb
Mar. 1st, 2006 09:55 pm (UTC)
It does, doesn't it. I can see a young witch on a broom in the completed corner, so that narrows it down a bit
lazyknight
Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:09 am (UTC)
That would be "with" rather than "on", which is a bit of a clue...
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed. If you look at the larger version of the photo, you might even have been able to make out the signature in the lower-right hand corner - the easiest part of the whole puzzle to put together!
aquitaineq
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
without looking at the comments, i'm gonna guess harry potter
tammabanana
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:07 pm (UTC)
That's my guess, too - Goblet of Fire? The thing on the right looks vaguely like it might be a dragon, except at the top maybe it looks like Voldemort, or something.
aquitaineq
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:37 pm (UTC)
unrelated question: what anime is your icon from?
tammabanana
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:19 pm (UTC)
It's from Tenchi Muyo - the character is Washu, a mad (yet very cute) scientist.
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
Right genre, so a fine guess. The big pile of red on the right is a wizard with a dragonish creature at his feet, so you were right enough on both counts, even if it is a different book.
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:52 pm (UTC)
You have the right genre - and indeed, many of the same basic types of characters too. Quite a reasonable guess.
a_d_medievalist
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:14 pm (UTC)
My guess is either Equal Rites or Wyrd Sisters.
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Right on the first try.
coughingbear
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:18 pm (UTC)
I thought Pratchett too, and having checked my bookshelves think I know which one. Didn't even know there were Pratchett jigsaws, in fact, and am delighted to find out!
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
I received this one as a present a year ago Christmas and finally have the time - and a large smooth floor - on which to put it together. I wouldn't mind doing more of them, if they're out there.
kashmera
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
I agree with a_d_medievalist. I think its Equal Rites
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
Yes indeed.
kashmera
Mar. 2nd, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
Yup, I recognised Esk. :o)
lady_ceres
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
I was going to say Equal Rites too.
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
And you're right.
makyo
Mar. 1st, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
Terry Pratchett - Equal Rites?
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Absolutely.
a_d_medievalist
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:11 pm (UTC)
Oh -- the weird US outlier again, I guess. My first Pratchett books belonged to X, and were all bought in the UK or Germany, so I've got an unfair advantage over my compatriots.
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
The only reason I have so many more UK than US Pratchett editions is that they always came out first over here, and I was over here just often enough to make that worthwhile.
wibblepot
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:55 pm (UTC)
I am currently re-reading my Pratchett books and knew it was Equal Rites as this is my current book. I am very sad and need a life - oh and maybe a job not involving children
owlfish
Mar. 1st, 2006 11:59 pm (UTC)
Perfect timing! It's not sad at all to have currently-relevant knowledge.
moon_custafer
Mar. 2nd, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)
Something Pratchetty? Witches Abroad ?
owlfish
Mar. 2nd, 2006 09:59 am (UTC)
You'll have seen the right answer from the other comments, I suspect, and know you were very, very close. But you can also answer something I've been wondering about since last night - did Canada have the Kirby covers on its Pratchetts, or not? Canada is half in the British market for editions and covers and half in the US, and I don't know which it's been for Pratchett.
lazyknight
Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:08 am (UTC)
Not having looked at the other comments yet... Equal Rites, Terry Pratchett, Josh Kirby.

The give-away bits were Esk with her broom and Granny Weatherwax's hand...

(Of course, having shown off, I'll have managed to get it compleetely wrong...
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