White Eye by Blanche d'Apulget
Plans for On Her Selection, at one stage included themed days – all designed to flog you more books, let’s be realistic. One of those themed days was Trashy Tuesday, where I would serve you up some trash. White Eye by Blanche d’Apulget? well I am torn. The cover is super trash ( in this instant it is the breathy/terrified/aroused woman profiled, and an eagle) to a sense that Blanche’s work has some gravitas, and partly by dint of the role she has played in Australia’s recent popular consciousness (the heady Hawke of the 1980s… see https://onherselection.bigcartel.com/product/robert-j-hawke-a-biography-by-blanche-d-apulget).
It seems the designer had not read the book and was not aware of the concept of timeless design, took their brief from reading the blurb ‘Diana Pembridge, bird lover and conservationist, finds the mutilated body of a genetic scientist on the forshore of a lake in Western New South Wales.' PHEW
1993 Penguin paperback (first published 1993) 0140175628
The binding is not in fabulous nick (shit glue) and there is some page discolouration over the first 10 or so. Tantalising.