“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
Post)
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Calling all directors and helpful friends...


Okay, everyone, I've been asked to supply a photo for a large poster that will be displayed in a bookstore (!). So we took a bunch of photos and narrowed it down to these four.
What do you think? Should I go friendly like the top ones (with/without glasses), or more author-y like the lower ones (with / without glasses.
We all have a different favorite, so please help! What do you think? We'd appreciate some input... or should we scrap these and start again?

18 comments:

Daffycat said...

Mmm, I like the top right one best.

Smitten by Britain said...

I would have to agree with Daffycat, although I do like the "thinker" shot (second from bottom). You look all clever and "Englishy". ;-)

Tracey said...

top right or bottom left, definitely.

Amy said...

Definitely one of the top two, my first instinct was to say #1, but the more I looked at the whole composition, I think #2 is my favorite. Looks most natural and relaxed.

jonathanwthomas said...

Definitely the top right.

Mrs. Bee said...

I like the bottom one because it "looks" to me, like what your blog says to me :) You are amused and yet, you are saying, uh-huh, been there, dear, done that, but whatever you like dearest"!

Mike said...

A difficult choice. The Thinker pose might be the most appropriate but who am I too say!

PurestGreen said...

I like the top right one because it is has the biggest smile.

Dan said...

I like the bottom one because it has a bit of a smirk about it, a knowing detachment, just like the book.

Anonymous said...

Top right

Anonymous said...

Daddy, you look sooooooo handsome!!!!!!!!!!



:)

Amy said...

Picture 2 !! You have a slightly cheeky look there. (Imagine that....lol)

Michelloui said...

Top Right! It looks like an intelligent guy with a sense of humour and thus an author whose work I would like to read. ;)

Smitten by Britain said...

Denis,

Received the book today. Thanks SO much! I'm enjoying right now.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

#2 definitely seems to be the big winner--fascinating comments, thank you everyone for taking the time. And for the great compliments!
Mrs. Bee--you made us laugh, thank you! Funny enough, that was Prodigal Wife's favorite, she must have wanted more of the "whatever you like dearest"!
Melissa--that was quick! Hurray!

Jackie said...

It has got to be top right!!
Jackie in UK

Expat mum said...

Sorry I'm late - smiling without glasses, which I think is top right. You have a winner!

parTea lady said...

Top right gets my vote too, but probably a little too late.