Sunday, March 29, 2009

Полет бабочек


The Sound of Butterflies for those of you who can read Russian... and I now know that my name in Russian is Рейчел Кинг. 

16 comments:

Mary McCallum said...

Gorgeous! Lucky you, Rachael. My Hebrew version of The Blue arrived in the mail on Friday. So wonderful to hold it in my hands. You must be getting quite a collection now.

Vanda Symon said...

How very cool. The cover is completely different to the others so far, almost romance-ish. Do you have a favourite out of all of your covers?

I hope you are a big hit in Russia, and sales have been going well elsewhere.

Maggie May said...

How very cool!!!

Rachael King said...

It certainly is romancish, Vanya. Bodice ripper I'd say!

I think my favourites are probably the US paperback (in the column to the right) and the NZ edition because I came up with the concept for it, and it has the actual butterfly on it that inspired the whole story from my own collection. So more a sentimental attachment than an aesthetic one.

But really I like them all in their own crazy way. It's just exciting seeing all the different versions, and yes, Mary I do have quite a collection now! I can only hope that my next one has as much luck.

Gondal-girl said...

I bet that was an image of Sophie you never imagined - quite funny - in a wonderful way - congratulations. What a tan :)

Rachael King said...

I think she's supposed to be Clara! Perhaps you haven't got that far?

Gondal-girl said...

busted! Will have to re-borrow

maggie@at-the-bay.com said...

Goodness me Rachael - you're translated into Russian, Mary into Hebrew... Vanda (German?)... what a delightful cross-fertilisation of Kiwi talent to the world.

The cover is quite something - sensual for sure.

I'm not Maggie-May... I'm Maggie R-S from at-the-bay

Imogen Prickett said...

Thats very cool Rachael. I love it!

Sami-G said...

Heyy, just to let you know i am from Roxburgh and i went to the Video Conference, on which you featured and the info on writing blogs was INCREDIBLY useful and i learnt so much from you and mary!! so thankyou and i am going to give blogging a go and try to improve my writing. Thanks again

Rachael King said...

That's great Sami-G! Thanks for stopping by. Good luck with your blog.

Ruth said...

Whoa, haven't looked at blogs for a while, but just glanced down the blogs I read and... that's Russian! Admittedly not words I know (my Russian is extremely rusty), but unmistakably Russian.

Obviously you know this, it was just a big surprise to see. :) Congratulations! That's fantastic to have people loving your book in so many different places around the world.

So, can you get the Russian version in New Zealand? Mother's Day is coming up, and my mum DOES still speak Russian.... Could be a cool kind of present, a book in Russian by a Kiwi author! :)

Rachael King said...

Hi Ruth - sorry but I have no idea how to get a copy here! I guess there might be some way using the magic if the interweb but I wouldn't know how. At some stage I will be getting some, so you could keep in touch and I might be able to supply you with one...

Mervat said...

Congratulations on the continuing success of your wonderful novel!

Ruth said...

It just occurred to me that (very rudely) I never replied to your generous offer. That would be great, if you do get some spares! Is there any chance I could maybe snag two, one for my mum and one for myself? I'll pay you back, of course!

Otherwise, I've checked the ozon.ru site which sells the book, and it looks like they do ship to New Zealand so I could just order through there, if that's easier for you (note: it's extremely difficult to navigate a site when you understand about one word in every five).

Rachael King said...

Hi Ruth, I don't know how many I will get and when, so if you can work out how to order it from Russia than you may as well do that.