Dec 19

... starring Rakehell Welch!Click for larger image

Mrs Jones Comments: Princess Leia … After Dark!

Published 1978

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.43 out of 10)

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21 Responses to “The Rakehells of Heaven”

  1. SI Says:

    We all had that teacher… the one who’d come in with her bra around her head… well… we all wanted that teacher… instead we got Father McDermot who was always drunk and shouting racial slurs.

    Anyway… I do love penguin sci fi covers.

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    “I’m not wearing sufficient clothing…”

    “I know…”

  3. Ray P Says:

    Semyon Kirlian photography or swimming in bioluminescent tropical waters?

  4. fred Says:

    White eggs and glam.

  5. JuanPaul Says:

    Raking is indeed hell, but even heaven has to prevent forest fires.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I’m certain this cover was painted on velvet.

  7. Francis Boyle Says:

    I can’t even begin to guess which (combination of) drug(s) was responsible for this.

  8. Bibliomancer Says:

    That’s not “glow”. That’s “fuzz”.

  9. JuanPaul Says:

    That’s not “fuzz”, it’s “flagella”. I bet she moves as gracefully as a protozoa.

  10. Alice Says:

    Fuzz of the Gabriel Rakehells

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  12. Tom Noir Says:

    Are those hair buns or giant compound eyes?

  13. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Tom: Could also be old-school headphones, or really large earmuffs — though considering the lack of clothes, it isn’t cold weather. Maybe she has them on to drown out the sound of her Ting! Or whatever noise Rakehells make. Is she the Fize of the Rakehells?

    @Ray (3): Kirilian. Only way to get the glow. Fuzz. Flagella.

    GSS to everyone — quite a wide variety of snark today, gang! Appropriate for a cover painted on black velvet and LSD.

    Here’s a recap/review:

  14. Anti-Sceptic Says:

    She has black space sheep covering her boobies.

  15. A.R.Yngve Says:

    Another victim of DIY headphones.

  16. Hammy Says:

    If The Rakehells of Heaven were like the “Restoration rakes” of the reign of Charles II (English Restoration period, 1660-1682), that must be some book!

    Per Wikipedia’s article about the “Merry Gang”, “(h)ighlights of their careers include Sedley and the Earl of Dorset preaching naked to a crowd from an alehouse balcony in Covent Garden, as they simulated sex with each other….” That’s Sir Charles Sedley and Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, by the way.

  17. fred Says:

    Pole Dancing 101 – Get a bigger pole. Try the rakehells at Walmart in the paint section.


  18. THX 1139 Says:

    Not that I’d know about these things, but is she trying the pencil test?

  19. Tat Wood Says:

    “You shine out like a shaft of gold, when all around you is dark”.

    “It was one of Wilde’s.”

  20. GSS ex-noob Says:

    Judging by this picture, Peter Cross must have really liked the sail barge scenes in ROTJ, amirite?

    @BC (6): 3 years later, I still think you’re right.

    @fred: So much for “heartland real ‘Muricn values”.

  21. Bruce A Munro Says:

    So (looks in dictionary) dissolute, libertine, debauched angels? Cover seems to fit.

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