Sunday, August 30, 2009

The Outrageous Lady

The Outrageous Lady is #67 in the Bantam series and was published in July 1977. It is the story of Galatea, Lady Roysdon, who parties through Regency London even though her husband is in a coma. Many men pursue her, but she doesn't fall in love until a highwayman kisses her after holding up her carriage. How the "outrageous" lady is able to have her happy ever after is the romantic plot of this story by Barbara Cartland!

Francis Marshall paints the scene where the highwayman holds up the carriage and kisses Lady Roysdon and it's very romantic with the heroine dainty in a white ballgown with a heavy purple cloak while our hero is tall and handsome in a dark blue jacket and tan trousers. Note how the blue background and mist on the trees makes for a twilight setting and emphasizes the couple. A great picture for a great story!


  1. this was another favorite of mine, both the story and the cover. I love the idea of the highwayman with a heart! She is so beautiful. I just had a thought - you could also be a Cartland heroine too (see my other comment) your name also ends in "a!"