Saturday, May 29, 2010

LOL: The Bars of Iron

October 1977 saw the publication of The Bars of Iron by Ethel M. Dell, condensed for Barbara Cartland! It is the story of a young widow, Avery, who unknowingly marries her first husband's murderer, Piers!

Francis Marshall shows our couple at a hunt. Our hero is dressed for hunting in his red jacket, while the heroine wears a white coat and blue scarf, that sets off her pretty reddish hair. The other hunters ride in the background and we see a wooden fence behind our couple. Another great cover by FM!

Update: the photo added is listed on as #149 Pink Collection They Ran Away. What's interesting is the photo looks like another sketch of The Bars of Iron!


  1. this girl looks like the Late Diana Princess of Wales.

  2. I have to admit, I just thought the exact same thing. How funny I weren't the only one to think so!

  3. What's interesting is that this book was published before Diana's wedding, but maybe Francis Marshall, the artist, saw Diana and sketched her. It's quite the likeness.