Richard and two Sun(ne)s in Splendour….
Here is a link to double reviews of books that are both entitled Sun(ne) in Splendour – Jean Plaidy’s and Sharon Kay Penman’s.
Both works are too well known to Ricardians for any explanation to be needed, so I will confine myself to bewailing Plaidy’s abominable cover. How could any publisher impose such a monstrous thing on any author, let alone one of Plaidy’s excellence? Cheapskates! Those immensely baggy knee-breeches, or whatever they are, are so laughable that I am sure no prospective reader would wish to be seen reading it on the London Underground! A discreet brown-paper bag would surely be necessary?
The figure on this cover looks like something cobbled together from a dress trunk in Enid Blyton’s attic. My fingers are crossed that the cover-artist doesn’t have some inside knowledge that Richard & Co really did wear such schmutter!