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Trucilla's Wedding Cake

Trucilla's Wedding Cake

El Ashfield created this striking cover for 'Trucilla's Wedding Cake' by Corinne V. Davies. Trucilla is universally regarded as an entirely horrible lady. However, after the unexpected (and slightly suspicious) death of both Applegate parents, Trucilla decides to take over the family home and evict her three siblings (Adriana, Calista, and Bob) to the garden shed. Not content with this, she then decides to steal Adriana's wealthy boyfriend, Vincent. This time she may have finally have pushed her siblings too far ... How, exactly, are they planning to wreak their revenge? El's beautiful and colourful cover is reminiscent of 1950s movies, as Trucilla exercises her motormouth on the fateful wedding cake, groom dangling helplessly in hand.