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.