Monday, September 14, 2009

A Fugitive from Love

A Fugitive from Love is #79 in the Bantam series and was published in January 1978. It is the story of Salena Cardenham, who is visiting Monte Carlo with her gambler father. She escapes a Russian Prince after she realizes he is a married man and is rescued at sea by the Duke of Templecombe. Many more adventures occur before they realize their love for each other!

Francis Marshall illustrates a scene including our couple with the angry Russian Prince. Our heroine wears Arabian garb while our hero is dressed in military gear. Note the beauty and opulence of the interior tent? Again, here is proof that Marshall was great at drawing the body because all three people stand in a different position. Enjoy this bright cover!


  1. can it be, someone with a collection of Barbara Cartlands as extensive as mine? Aren´t they the best? great blog

  2. Thanks! I was one of those teens who spent her babysitting $$ on them in the 70's and still enjoy rereading the stories. Yes, they're not great literature, but a nice escape and the cover art is wonderful!

    I'm glad you're enjoying the blog and pictures. Feel free to comment!

  3. Rhonda, thank you a lot for sharing. I visit your blog and look at the nice pictures and summaries of these books to escape from routine and problems. as a teen i used to 'eat' them on daily basis from the library but now i am abroad and the native language is not the best language i speak. so it is nice to see and once again relive the adventures and dreams of the cartland land.

    1. Thanks for your nice comment! I'm glad the blog is a help to you!