Thursday, December 16, 2010

Love and Lucia

Love and Lucia is # 171 in the Bantam series and was published in March 1983. The Marquis of Wynchcombe is traveling in Venice and is approached by Lucia Beaumont, an Englishwoman, who is living there with her painter father, who is ill. She pleads with the Marquis to purchase some of her father's paintings and for his help after he dies.

I like this cover with our heroine, dressed in black, hovering near the Marquis in order to talk to him. He is elegant as he sits at the cafe and we see that he is interested after he realizes she is no ordinary beggar. The square has pigeons and people and looks like a nice place for a coffee!

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