Friday, June 19, 2009

The Slaves of Love

The Slaves of Love is #42 in the Bantam series and was published in July 1976. It is the story of Yamina, who is saved by Lord Castleford in the midst of Constantinople. Later, he finds her hidden in an ornate trunk, escaping from the Black Eunich! Read what happens afterwards in this exciting story set during the Crimean War.

Francis Marshall paints 2 interesting pictures for these books. Both are set onboard a yacht, but the Bantam cover shows our couple in an embrace. She wears a purple gown with lots of jewels. I love all of the mosquito netting around the cot! The Pan cover has our heroine emerging from the trunk, dressed in Arabian garb. She wears a long jeweled necklace and her hair is unbound. Our hero does not look pleased to see her there! These both look like fun illustrations and I hope that Francis Marshall enjoyed painting them!

If you google "Francis Marshall" you can find more of his work. He did some illustrations for Argosy Magazine.

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