Monday, July 13, 2009

Audrey Blanshard: The Shy Young Denbury

The Shy Young Denbury was published in 1977 by Fawcett. Audrey Blanshard writes a story about a shy girl named Merry whose family thinks she would make a perfect minister's wife! However, this shy miss has grand London plans that her family knows nothing about!

Allan Kass draws a cover where the scene is set in an opera house. Our heroine wears a dark green gown and holds a fan and a program of the evening. Our hero is dashing in red and holds out a chair for her in their box.

Opera was popular in regency times and many people rented a box for their private use during the season in London. These boxes usually cost somewhere in the region of 400 pounds!

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