Saturday, July 3, 2010

Barbara Cartland's Book of Beauty and Health

Barbara Cartland's Book of Beauty and Health was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1972. This is an interesting book with pen and ink drawings scattered throughout by Francis Marshall!

Cartland interviews the society beauties of her day and other famous women.There is a section about famous beauty remedies and how to make them yourself!

Barbara Cartland was a big advocate of local honey and some of her eating tips have good advice.

Francis Marshall illustrated the cover of this book and it's Barbara herself, sitting on a throne like chair with winged cupids offering her flowers! I love her light pink gown and jewels, which I've seen in another photo, so suspect that they're real! Marshall's ink drawings scattered throughout this book make it another reason to hunt down a copy! Wonderful illustrations of people like Queen Alexandra, Lily Langtry, Cleopatra, and Aphrodite!!

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