Friday, April 9, 2010

Love to the Rescue

Love to the Rescue is an Arrow (UK) publication from 1972. Cleona is persuaded by her friend, Leonie, to impersonate her in London. She stays with Leonie's grandmother, the Duchess of Lynke and meets the present Duke, who may not be all he seems as he works secretly against Napoleon!

Francis Marshall illustrates our couple at the docks from where they are to travel to France. Our heroine wears a regency round traveling gown while our hero is a typical dandy! This is another of Marshall's "painted" covers where it looks like the faces were painted in at the last minute. This one is too fussy with the coach, ships and rigging all distracting from the couple. What do you think?

The second and third covers are from hardcover versions of this book and also illustrated by Francis Marshall! I am increasingly impressed at the amount of his work for Cartland's books!

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