Thursday, October 24, 2013

Alix Melbourne: Regency Miss

Alix Melbourne's Regency Miss was published by Fawcett in 1978 and is another prelude to their Coventry series. Alicia Tierney stole a moment of love as a young girl. Years later and now an heiress, she travels to London to experience the season and during a masquerade, a man reveals himself as that mysterious lover of long ago....but who is he and will he tell the world? Alix Melbourne wrote one other regency published by Fawcett.

Allan Kass creates a pretty cover which could grace any regency story. We have our couple strolling down a busy street near a park. Allan is able to get a lot of detail into this small picture with the elegance of the heroine's dress, the couple strolling behind them and the carriage on the left. Allan would send a small 5" by 7" sketch for approval to the publisher and then paint the canvas, which for these small covers were 15" square.

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