Saturday, July 3, 2010

Anne Duffield: The Golden Summer

The Golden Summer by Anne Duffield was published in January 1974. Lora Russell, an artist, was invited to spend the summer in the foothills of the Pyrenees and serve as hostess to a party of Americans for the owner, the Countess d'Anely de Vaucours. She decides to go, even though she loves the Countess's son, Gervaise.

Allan Kass illustrates this cover with our couple outside near a ruin and lake. Our heroine has been painting, as we see her easel set up in the background. I think the hero is splendid; one of Allan's most handsome ones!! I like that the greens and yellows evoke the feel of summer in this cover. Enjoy!!

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