Monday, February 22, 2010

An Innocent in Mayfair

An Innocent in Mayfair was published by Pyramid (US) in January 1976 for Barbara Cartland. It is a story of Maxine, who leaves the convent after school and is going to be introduced by her sophisticated Aunt Dorothy as a London debutante. She wonders if she can survive the fashionable world when she falls in love with a notorious playboy!

Francis Marshall illustrates our couple in a restaurant, sitting at a table and sharing an intimate moment. This book is set in 1923 and we see our heroine's gauzy dress and flapper haircut. Our hero is dashing in a tuxedo. She has a look of being a little over her head in this setting. It's a pretty picture and an accurate glimpse of London in the 1920's as this was Cartland's milieu!

1 comment:

  1. I've recently purchased this book and I'm really enjoying it, never read one of her earlier books set in the 1920s.

    Its very similar to Elinor Glyn in style and I love the book cover, I really do like the 1920s book covers.

    Thanks for your excellent blog, I always use it when searching for a Barbara Cartland title.