A Book A Day #3 – A Book with a Blue Cover

The Little Prince, Antoine De Saint-Exupery
I found this one a slightly odd category – blue, why?  We’re not supposed to judge books by their covers.  Still, everybody does – even when I’m in the Basildon Free Books Project, I’ll dodge the books with the manky covers that clearly hail from the 1970s (a very dodgy period in book cover design).  This book is very special though, not only is it beautiful but The Little Prince is the book my Mum got me when I was her bridesmaid (my Dad got me my first mobile phone), then the French version was the first thing I ever read in French.  I love this book, its message is simple but so very, very beautiful.  
PS – the English version got put in my parents’ attic and if it is one of the books destroyed by their builder I will have oh such a hissy-fit.  Sigh.

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2 thoughts on “A Book A Day #3 – A Book with a Blue Cover

  1. Lovely choice. I immediately think of The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt. It has the most striking blue cover I can recall in recent years.

  2. I hadn't thought of that one which is strange because I agree that book has a beautiful cover – it really captures the themes of the novel so perfectly. Still, Le Petit Prince still wins out – I have a large number of related postcards stuck up around my room. 🙂

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