A Fun Author Photo

At a library sale yesterday, I picked up a whole heap of old historical novels, many of them from the 1950’s and 1960’s. One of them was The Last Love, a 1963 novel by Thomas Costain about Napoleon’s exile. I hadn’t heard of it before, but I’ve read Costain’s The Three Edwards, and this looked interesting, so I grabbed it. Only when I was admiring my stack of books later in the evening did I see what a gem I’d found, because of this picture of the author on the dust jacket:

A man eating dinner with his cat (and judging from the size of that feline, that cat’s enjoyed a lot of authorial leftovers). Now isn’t that a lot more fun than the usual solemn author photograph?

Speaking of authors’ bodies, I was looking at the searches via which people have reached my website and found this one:

susan s thigh stories

I hope the person who came to my website thusly wasn’t too disappointed, but I very much suspect he was.

4 thoughts on “A Fun Author Photo”

  1. I was looking at the searches via which people have reached my website and found this one

    You mentioned a really funny search that led someone to your site a few months ago – something like ‘freckles Hugh’, if I remember correctly? 🙂

  2. Margaret Evans Porter

    What a great photo! (And an enormous moggy!)

    I haven’t come across any search terms related to my sites as interesting–or strange–as that one of yours!

  3. That looks like one very privileged (and large) cat.

    I still have people reaching my site via searching “headless women” on Google every couple days. Scary.

  4. Susan Higginbotham

    Alianore, yup, it was “Hugh freckles” all right! (And a lot of people come from your blog to my site!)

    Margaret, I had to look up “moggy,” but now that I know the word, it seems a perfect word for my four cats, two of which are on the rotund side.

    Sarah, I hope your “headless women” Googlers aren’t too put out.

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