Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Twists and Turns of Love

The Twists and Turns of Love is #80 in the Bantam series and was published in February 1978. It is the story of Petula and how she meets and falls in love with Adrian Chester. Adrian, unfortunately, is on his way to marry the daughter of a duke. How the title of this book comes true is the plot!

Francis Marshall illustrates our couple in an elegant, candlelit room. She is wearing a late Georgian dress, a style popular before the empire regency, and it's very pretty! Our hero is dressed in regency wear with long trousers. Note the ruffle on her sleeve and the pattern in the carpet!

It was common to marry for money or position at this time in England. Our heroine is taken to London by her uncle to marry, since she is poor. Our hero is in an arranged engagement. Many young people didn't have the means or money to make their own choices when it came to matrimony.

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