Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Clare Darcy: Cressida
Cressida by Clare Darcy is next in our Allan Kass illustrated book cover lineup! This book was published by Signet in October 1978. Cressida is the darling of London society, but she is waiting for Captain Rossiter, who broke off their engagement 6 years ago, to return and once he does, she is determined to win him once again!
Allan Kass shows our couple in a vibrant room. Our heroine is dressed in an olive green day dress and shares a tender moment with the hero, who is dressed in traditional black jacket and buff colored pantaloons. Note the red watch fob off of his trousers. I like the detail of the heroine's jewelry, especially her bracelets and earrings.
Clare Darcy's books are some of the first that Signet published along with other authors: Joan Wolf, Catherine Coulter, Sandra Heath, and Vanessa Gray. Allan Kass illustrated a lot of their books, too!