Monday, May 12, 2008
Is Jean Plaidy Blushing in Her Grave?
As promised a few posts ago, here's a picture of my latest acquisition: a 1950's paperback of Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy. The heroine is Catherine d'Medici, and judging from her state of undress, the weather must have been quite balmy in France at the time. I haven't read the book yet (and won't be reading this copy; it's too fragile), but it's probably safe to say that Plaidy didn't write anything that quite lives up to the promise of the cover.
Here, by way of contrast, is the cover from the recent UK reissue of Madame Serpent.
It's just not the same, is it?