Er not entirely Boneman.
More a "pardon?" kind of reaction. I'd probably take it off the shelf for a look inside, but not in an entirely positive frame of mind. So not reaching out with a "hey wow, that looks totally great" reaction, but more a "where is the author coming from I'm a little bit curious because that looks a bit odd to me" frame of mind - which is more easily put-off from continuing to read than the first reaction.
And all the leaves and stuff are "fin du siècle" ironwork?. Or maybe not. I know they're a type of cast iron ornament popular to this day, but I think they originated much earlier. What the devil ARE they called?
I've read your samples. I guess that's the rampant greenery that's a major factor in the story.
The excerpts DID have a bit of an Oscar Wildey feel. Very good cover overall.
heh heh... I have done a first draft of a sequel, but won't be reading it back for some time. Not sure I'll let it out into the open tbh. Hairy London seems more like a standalone the further away I get from it... but you never know.