Saturday, March 2, 2013

Carla Kelly: Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career

Miss Grimsley's Oxford Career is a Signet publication dated March 1992. Ellen Grimsley thinks it's a shame that she can't attend Oxford when her brother who is definitely not a scholar, can.  When James Gatewood finds out about her talent, he encourages her in her studies and she doesn't know that he is really Lord Chesney, a famous Shakespearean scholar.

There is a lot to admire on this cover by Allan Kass. The one jarring thing to me is the color of the heroine's bodice. I'm not sure why he painted it that color but I admire everything else: her unique bracelet, the city and landscape, the large setting sun. What do you think?

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