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New cover for Sean Dixon title

Last year, Canadian author Sean Dixon sold U.K. rights to his The Girls Who Saw Everything to HarperCollins U.K., which re-titled the book The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal. The book has just been published there, and you can take a look at the cover in a post on the literary blog That Shakespeherian Rag (maintained by Q&Q contributor Steven W. Beattie).

According to the post, the “stunning” cover design is the work of an illustrator named Becca Thorne, who won a competition held jointly by HarperCollins U.K. and the Saatchi Gallery. Though the cover is indeed a good one, it’s worth pointing out that many design professionals have concerns about contest-created covers, which are nicely explicated on the same page by an anonymous poster. Just scroll down to take a look.