|2003 French Edition|
Just discovered by me (2012)
I am about to put a young adult novel of mine The Real Life of Studs McGuire onto Kindle so I am checking out existing editions of this book.
There was a French edition published by Hachette under the title Pour Venger Mon Copain (Avenging My Mate/Buddy) (See cover below) I had letters from French readers singing its praises.. Apparently it was on some French Schools' recommended reading. Being such a Francophile I loved this. My story in French. Great!
|Original French Edtition - Hachette|
I have a son (and grandson now) and used to love teaching boys. I loved Studs. and admired him. The novel is set on the day he and Tony leave school and shows two boys can love and admire each other as a normal part of growing up under all kinds of pressure..
All this means I was delighted that the novel proved popular across the planet.
But this week, on my Kindle research I find a newer French Edition of Pour Venger Mon Copain published in 2003. And with this spanking new cover.
I have to say it looks great - the cover, cool, contemporary and well keyed into the novel - I love it. But all I have is an image of it (courtesy of Amazon). I don't even have a copy of it! Of course I will check all this out with my agent and maybe she can hunt down the whys and wherefores of this. (Stop Press later - and so she did! - thank you J!)
Still it's great to see Studs living and thriving years after he was out of print in the UK. Somebody has loved him. It warms a writer's heart.,
And it bodes well for the Kindle of this novel - maybe some insightful publisher will scoop it up again! - And I will ask Fiona who designs my Kindle covers to be inspired by this cool 2003 French Edition of THE REAL LIFE OF STUDS McGUIRE.
|Original Paperback H&S|
Look out for Studs on Kindle. I'll let you know.
|The original Hardback |
Hodder & Stoughton