Monday, December 13, 2010

Journey to a Star

Journey to a Star is #170 in the Bantam series and was published in February 1983. Tarina's father has died and she arrives in London only to find her cousin, Betty, packing for a voyage to Siam with the Marquis of Oakenshaw! When Betty's maid breaks her leg, Tarina goes along as her maid and both of them find love under the oriental sky!

This cover depicts the famous Floating Market in Siam, now Bangkok, Thailand. Our couple sit in a long rowboat being guided by a native, where fresh fruits and vegetables are for sale. Barbara Cartland visited in 1982 and describes the floating market that she could see from her hotel balcony!

1 comment:

  1. When I think of Siam I always remember my favorite musical...The King and I. Yul Brenner was SO handsome as the King.