Wednesday, September 9, 2009

No Escape from Love

No Escape from Love is #75 in the Bantam series and was published in November 1977. It is the story of Vernita, an English lady trapped in Paris during Napoleon's siege. She masquerades as a seamstress and is helped by Count Axel de Storvik to escape from France!

Francis Marshall illustrates the cover showing our heroine dressed as a seamstress to Paulina, Napoleon's sister, with Napoleon in the background. Count Axel is there to support her, but the background characters steal the show on this cover!

English tourists in 1803 were detained in France after Napoleon returned. Some tried to escape by balloon! Many donned disguises in order to escape being imprisoned.


  1. Love your blog - I've been looking for this book but I couldn't remember the title, only the plot. Your blog is the only place that had the information I needed to figure out the title! Thanks!

  2. Great! Barbara Cartland wrote so many books that I figured others had to be as frustrated as I was that you couldn't find all of them in one place!