Monday, May 10, 2010

Clare Darcy: Victoire

Victoire is the last book by Clare Darcy that Allan Kass illustrated. This copy was published by Signet in June 1975. Darcy wrote 2 earlier books for Dell: Cecily and Georgina, but these were not illustrated by Kass.

Victoire Duvenay is determined to shine in Regency London as she plans to teach a lesson of love to the Marquis of Tarn, a man who broke the heart of her cousin!

Allan Kass illustrates our couple as they relax in a drawing room. Our heroine is comfortable sitting on a window seat. She wears a gravity defying dress of gold and carries beautiful accessories of a fan and shawl. I really like her gold bracelets and pendant. Our hero holds a book as he looks on. It's a gorgeous cover and captures the feel of the time period!

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