Thursday, June 4, 2009

Say Yes, Samantha

Say Yes, Samantha is #27 in the Bantam series and was published in November 1975. Pan published the UK edition.

This is an interesting story about Samantha and her life in London during the 1920's. How she finds love with David, a famous author, while other men pursue her is the plot of this book.

I've always enjoyed this story because this would have been the world that Barbara Cartland lived! She was wined and dined and knew what it was like to have men in love and proposing all of the time!

Francis Marshall paints 2 very similar illustrations for this book. Note the same green auto, Samantha's daring yellow evening dress, and our hero's black formal wear. He seems to be asking her something important as they depart the vehicle. The Bantam cover has a park or square in the background, but the Pan version has a building, maybe where Samantha lived? A beautiful story with very beautiful covers!

Jeeves and Wooster is an interesting show that is set during this time period. I like all of his young friends that are falling in love with different women! Watching this give one a feel of the 1920's and 30's.

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