Monday, July 5, 2010

Anne Duffield: The Grand Duchess

The Grand Duchess by Anne Duffield was published by Berkley in November 1973. Anna has been orphaned and is bound for Vienna to the home of Sir Charles Tremaine, a friend of her guardian. She meets Captain Kim Forrest, aide de camp of Sir Charles, and likes him, though he is the ex-lover of Sir Charles's wife, Sara. Can they all peacefully coexist in a volatile Vienna?

Allan Kass illustrates our couple outside in a snowy world! We see a mansion behind them and a car, probably with its engine on, waiting for one of them. Our heroine is lovely in a white fur coat while our hero is handsome and passionate. Allan Kass used to draw for Detroit's motor companies, so the car is an interesting addition to this cover.

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