Friday, August 28, 2009

The Curse of the Clan

The Curse of the Clan is #65 in the Bantam series and was published in June 1977. It is the story of Tara and how she is taken from the orphanage where she was raised to become the wife of the Duke of Arkcraig. How she finds her father and becomes a duchess is the romantic plot of this story by Barbara Cartland!

Francis Marshall paints a story with this picture! You wonder why the lady is dressed so plainly and is being confronted by the man. The colors and plaids are eye popping and it makes you wonder what is going to happen next. This has always been one of my favorite Cartland novels!

Many aristocrats supported orphanages but the conditions in most were sad. Young people were apprenticed around the age of 12 to learn a trade in order to support themselves.

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