Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Imperial Splendour

Imperial Splendour is #119 in the Bantam series and was published in April 1980. It is the story of the Duke of Welminster, who meets a ballet dancer in Russia. He finds out that she is the daughter of a famous French musician. When she disappears, he sets out to find her because he has fallen in love with her!

Francis Marshall shows our couple at a ball. Our heroine is dressed as a princess and very beautiful in white and royal blue. Our hero is dashing in black. I like the people dancing in the background and the little details like the ermine fur on her cape.

This story is set during the Napoleonic Wars when France and Russia were enemies.


  1. What is the heroine's name in this one? I'm thinking it was Zoia or something like that.... been too long and can't remember. If you know and could share I'd appreciate it!