Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lovers in Paradise

Lovers in Paradise is #93 in the Bantam series and was published in November 1978. It is the story of Count Viktor who is sent to Bali by the Dutch queen and meets an English girl named Roxana, who hides a secret as she lives in the forest and carves the native wood. How they end up together is the romantic plot of this exotic story by Barbara Cartland!

Francis Marshall paints our couple in a lush forest with a menacing stranger on the left and a native dancer on the right. He wears traditional late 1800's hunting gear while she wears a simple bustle gown of white muslin.

Bali was a territory of Holland. They gained their independence in 1945 and became part of Indonesia in 1949.

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