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!

4 comments:

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

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

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  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.

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