Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Irresistible Force

The Irresistible Force is #94 in the Bantam series and was published in November 1978. It is the story of Nerita, who becomes a nursery maid in the house of the Marquis of Wychbold after the death of her father and finds a mystery about the child she's rearing and love awaiting her there!

Francis Marshall illustrates an outdoors scene for this picture with our couple out in a snowstorm with a sleigh for transportation. It's an interesting cover since really all you see is the snow, the faces of our couple, and the shape of the sleigh. It is romatic, though, with our couple in an embrace!

There was little employment for young ladies in the late 1800's. One could become a governess or companion, but World War 1, with its influx of women into the workplace, would change that forever!

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