Monday, April 26, 2010

Clare Darcy: Caroline and Julia

January 1983 saw the Signet publication of Caroline and Julia by Clare Darcy. Caroline, an orphan, moves in with Julia, a sophisticated London widow. They help each other weave through the maze that is London Society and find husbands!

Allan Kass illustrates both of our heroines and their heroes on this cover. They stand in a music room and our heroine in pink carries a fan and is dressed for the evening's activities. The hero behind her holds a glove and has a hand in a pocket, which is unusual. The other couple stand closer and seem more attached to each other! I like the instruments along with the paintings and porcelain on the table. It's a very busy cover!

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