I haven't read Young Tracy and don't know if I'll be able to stomach a Harlequin Romance.
The book of poems was purchased just for the aesthetics. I love fiction, non-fiction, short stories, dramas, scripts... yet poetry (especially romantic poetry) is something I've never been able to get too into (other than a few of Edgar Allan Poe's classics). This book was definitely worth purchasing though. The ink and watercolour illustrations within are beautiful, along with the gold lettering and intricate design of the cover -- as soon as I saw this, i had to get it. I got it from an etsy shop called CinfulOldies. This shop is a treasure trove of nifty vintage items and the lady who runs it is a lovely person to deal with.
Check out the love-fest books.
|Studio Nurse, Virginia Roberts, 1962|
|Young Tracy, Rosalind Brett, 1964|
|Persuasion, Jane Austen, 1964|
|Yep, I love Signet Classics' line drawing and bio of the author|
|How Do I Love Thee? Beautiful Love Poems of Yesterday and Today, Selected by Linda Rhodes, Illustrated by David Johnson, 1969|
|Gorgeous and girly|
|Inside cover on both sides looks like this|
|This book has several splendid illustrations in one of my favourite styles - ink with watercolour detailing|