Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dorothy Mack: The Gamester's Daughter

The Gamester's Daughter was published by Signet in March 1998 and is the story of Claudia Herbert, who was her father's hostess at his fashionable gaming hell. Lord Pelham is smitten but can't believe that she is a true lady until her father is murdered and she takes a job as governess to his nieces and nephews.

What's amazing to me is that this is one of Allan's last illustrations (he retired in 1998) and yet at age 80 it's a beautiful cover with much detail and beautifully proportioned people. I like the orange glow of the scene which makes it a warm and inviting picture.

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