Monday, December 7, 2009
The Prude and the Prodigal
The Prude and the Prodigal is #128 in the Bantam series and the last of the "pink" covers. It was published in October 1980 and is the story of Prunella and her sister, Nanette. Nanette is off in London having a season when a young man from a local family falls in love with her. Prunella doesn't approve and visits his relative, the Earl of Winslow to get his help in breaking off the match. What happens next is classic Cartland!
Francis Marshall illustrates our couple after riding. They sit on a bench and our heroine looks a bit like her name, which isn't the most attractive, in my opinion! She wears a pretty emerald riding dress and our hero is in dashing regency wear. It's a pretty cover and a great story by Barbara Cartland!