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The art of romance : Mills & Boon and Harlequin cover designs

Author: Joanna Bowring; Margaret O'Brien
Publisher: Munich ; London ; New York : Prestel, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Founded in 1908 the now legendary Mills & Boon created romantic heroes and heroines that reflected every decade: the dark and rugged sheikh-doctor-widower-businessman who meets the young, attractive girl-next-door-secretary-careerwoman. The winning formula rarely changed, and today a Mills & Boon book is sold in the UK every three seconds, with Harlequin selling more than four books per second globally in 26  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
History
Exhibitions
Art Exhibitions
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna Bowring; Margaret O'Brien
ISBN: 9783791341224 3791341227
OCLC Number: 228358584
Notes: "This book is published on the occasion of the exhibition 'And then he kissed her ... ', celebrating 100 years of Mills & Boon, held at Manchester Central Library 5 June-9 August 2008, and then touring"--Title page verso.
Description: 253 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The early years --
The thirties and forties --
The fifties and sixties --
The seventies and eighties --
The nineties : a new century begins.
Other Titles: Mills & Boon and Harlequin cover designs
Responsibility: Joanna Bowring and Margaret O'Brien.

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Features a collection of two hundred Mills & Boon covers that offer a visual record of how our perceptions of romance, love and drama have evolved over the years. This work charts the changing themes  Read more...

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