Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vanessa Gray: The Wicked Guardian

The last book of Vanessa Gray's, The Wicked Guardian, was published by Signet in December 1978. Clare Penryck was not pleased to hear that Sir Benedict Choate was her guardian. She was not willing to sit in the country and wait for a suitor. Instead, she decided to rebel against the arrogant and odious guardian!

Allan Kass's illustration of our couple in a sitting room is wonderful. We see the hero trying to discuss something with the unwilling to listen heroine. I like that she looks young and trendy with her short hairdo and that she sits on an Egyptian inspired sofa. Both the ornate table with ceramic inlay and the green clock ornament are interesting details in this room.

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