Dear old Mimi, she's going to be chortling over this one.
It is looking less and less like the cover Salt spent so much time on will actually BE the cover.
The agency can't track down the photographer, but a person there who knows him well says he is unlikely to approve it because of the colourwash and text over the image.
It's one of his favourites.
I understand that. I wouldn't want someone editing my work without my permission, and I wouldn't want them to turn a piece into something other then itself, if itself was already as I loved it. (grammar, woman!)
So. Yes, I just went and cried.
And yes, it's awful, as all the promotion's been done with that cover, and it has built up recognition already. And yes, it won't be the same without it.
Worse things have happened.
and I'm handwriting invites to the launch today... so lets hope the Foundling Museum doesn't fall down.