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The Wind Off the Small Isles

£14.99

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Mary Stewart’s story is lit with the special magic of people and of place that are the hallmarks of a famous author’s best work. In a series of deft brushtrokes she brings her heroine, Perdita—a beautiful twenty-three year old—to vivid life. A secretary to the redoutable children’s novelist, Cora Gresham, Perdita’s job carries her to the Canary Islands in search of local colour for a new masterpiece, and a peaceful house in which to write it. But the house is already occupied—once by the past, and the haunting memory of what happened there a century ago; and now by its present owners—very much alive—a famous playwright and his research assistant, Michael. In the fierce beauty of the volcanic landscape, in the persons of Perdita and Michael, past and present meet, violently. The weird, semi-deserted island of Lanzarote is the scene for the collision which reshapes the lives of the young lovers, as it did a hundred years ago. This book is the second impression dated November 1968. (First published in October 1968.) No dust jacket. Covers in black and white cloth with gilt titles on the spine; very light wear to corners. Light brown staining around the front edges and down the spine and some small brown foxing spots to bottom left corner of the front. Light foxing marks to the text block edges and to the top corners of pp 87 to 96. Otherwise clean and bright inside. Former owner's name and date written in blue ink on front free end paper. Each chapter is headed by an atmospheric b/w drawing by Laurence Irving. A highly praised story from a very popular author.

Item details

Author(s):
Mary Stewart
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.8 x 22.3 cms
Edition:
1968
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
340042923
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Title:
The Wind Off the Small Isles.

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Mary Stewart’s story is lit with the special magic of people and of place that are the hallmarks of a famous author’s best work. In a series of deft brushtrokes she brings her heroine, Perdita—a beautiful twenty-three year old—to vivid life. A secretary to the redoutable children’s novelist, Cora Gresham, Perdita’s job carries her to the Canary Islands in search of local colour for a new masterpiece, and a peaceful house in which to write it. But the house is already occupied—once by the past, and the haunting memory of what happened there a century ago; and now by its present owners—very much alive—a famous playwright and his research assistant, Michael. In the fierce beauty of the volcanic landscape, in the persons of Perdita and Michael, past and present meet, violently. The weird, semi-deserted island of Lanzarote is the scene for the collision which reshapes the lives of the young lovers, as it did a hundred years ago. This book is the second impression dated November 1968. (First published in October 1968.) No dust jacket. Covers in black and white cloth with gilt titles on the spine; very light wear to corners. Light brown staining around the front edges and down the spine and some small brown foxing spots to bottom left corner of the front. Light foxing marks to the text block edges and to the top corners of pp 87 to 96. Otherwise clean and bright inside. Former owner's name and date written in blue ink on front free end paper. Each chapter is headed by an atmospheric b/w drawing by Laurence Irving. A highly praised story from a very popular author.

Author(s):
Mary Stewart
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.8 x 22.3 cms
Edition:
1968
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
340042923
Number of pages:
96
Publisher:
Hodder and Stoughton
Title:
The Wind Off the Small Isles.

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