so i retract my rather rude comment to the marketing people (it probably isn't the marketing people that are responsible for the covers anyway, they surely have a design section or somesuch). bit harsh, sorry guys.
i got super excited when it arrived in the shop, and yes, i may have yelped. it was like greeting a slightly unpredictable, not to be trusted with your darkest secrets but fun to party with, old friend.
except, obviously, a book.
a book that i just discovered shares the name with...
a film about beethoven (ludwig, not the st. bernard)
the name in some love letters beethoven addressed to an unknown woman (i assume this is explained in the movie. i watched in ages ago but mostly i just remember beety chasing some girl around the table, giggling and groping.. creepy)
a hair salon in the 14th st neighbourhood that caters to the 'stylistas' of washington life.
now wasn't this just unexpectedly informative?