Friday, September 17, 2010

Barbara Cartland: The Outrageous Queen

The Outrageous Queen, by Barbara Cartland, was published by Corgi in 1974. Christina was born in 17th century Sweden to King Gustavus Adolphus and was educated as a son. It's an interesting book full of facts about this beautiful queen.

Francis Marshall illustrates Christina as a dark haired beauty holding a book and wearing a full yellow dress. We also see another picture of her riding a horse in the background. I like how he illustrates her full hair with a yellow ribbon and gives her red earrings which bring out her coloring. Her dress tends towards gold in the folds of the sleeves. Gorgeous!

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