Monday, February 22, 2010
An Innocent in Mayfair
An Innocent in Mayfair was published by Pyramid (US) in January 1976 for Barbara Cartland. It is a story of Maxine, who leaves the convent after school and is going to be introduced by her sophisticated Aunt Dorothy as a London debutante. She wonders if she can survive the fashionable world when she falls in love with a notorious playboy!
Francis Marshall illustrates our couple in a restaurant, sitting at a table and sharing an intimate moment. This book is set in 1923 and we see our heroine's gauzy dress and flapper haircut. Our hero is dashing in a tuxedo. She has a look of being a little over her head in this setting. It's a pretty picture and an accurate glimpse of London in the 1920's as this was Cartland's milieu!