Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Night of Gaiety

A Night of Gaiety is #142 in the Bantam series and was published in July 1981. Davita leaves her Scottish home after the death of her father and travels to London to stay with her step-sister, who is a Gaiety Girl on the stage. Unfortunately, she becomes a pawn in a devious plot to extract money from the Marquis of Vange. Find out what happens when she flees London and becomes a companion to an old Countess!

The scene on this cover is inside a restaurant. Our couple sit nearby with our heroine looking pensive in her white gown and ornate hat. Our hero wears evening dress and looks dashing! It makes the reader wonder if they've met, or if he's just noticed her!

Barbara Cartland in the note mentions some of the Gaiety Girls that she knew in the 1920's!

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