Westmacott, Mary The Burden

ISBN 13: 9780002210935

The Burden

 
9780002210935: The Burden

A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie’s ‘Mary Westmacott’ novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about the destructive bond between two jealous sisters.

'Sometimes you haven't the right currency. And then someone else has to pay…' Agatha Christie

Laura Franklin bitterly resented the arrival of her younger sister Shirley, an enchanting baby loved by all the family. But Laura's emotions towards her sister changed dramatically one night, when she vowed to protect her with all her strength and love. While Shirley longs for freedom and romance, Laura has to learn that loving can never be a one-sided affair, and the burden of her love for her sister has a dramatic effect on both their lives. A story of consequences when love turns to obsession…

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A newly reissued edition of Agatha Christie’s ‘Mary Westmacott’ novel, a Crime of the Heart novel about the destructive bond between two jealous sisters.

Laura Franklin bitterly resented the arrival of her younger sister Shirley, an enchanting baby loved by all the family. But Laura's emotions towards her sister changed dramatically one night, when she vowed to protect her with all her strength and love. While Shirley longs for freedom and romance, Laura has to learn that loving can never be a one-sided affair, and the burden of her love for her sister has a dramatic effect on both their lives. A story of consequences when love turns to obsession…

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'I've not been so emotionally moved by a story since the memorable Brief Encounter… Absent in the Spring is a tour de force which should be recognized as a classic.' New York Times

'Very readable indeed.' Times Literary Supplement

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. EX-LIBRARY. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002026391

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Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition Thus. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettered title to spine,in a Near Fine dust-jacket,with NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Not price clipped and this copy has NO previous ownership names present.There is just a little light sunning to spine.The book has a Firm binding and with no leaning or rolling to spine.Lovely clean copy internally.The d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve.8vo 192pp First Edition (Thus) reissue of the 1956 1st Size: 8vo - over 5¾" - 6'' Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 70003

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Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition Thus. This is a Fine Copy of this Book in Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettered title to spine,in a Fine dust-jacket,with NO chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Not price clipped and this copy has NO previous ownership names present.The book has a Firm binding and with no leaning or rolling to spine.Lovely clean copy internally.The d/j comes well protected in a removable cover sleeve.8vo 192pp First Edition (Thus) reissue of the 1956 1st Size: 8vo - over 5¾" - 6'' Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 70001

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Westmacott, Mary (pseudonym of Agatha Christie)
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Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Reissued, 1st thus. 192 pages, in the original hardcover binding, the colour illustrated dust jacket has a short tear at the bottom right and top right of the front panel, and a chip at the bottom of the spine. No damage to the book itself. The Burden is the story of Laura, capable, warmhearted, who took upon herself in childhood the burden of loving others, and despite the wise counselling of her elderly friend, Mister Baldock, learned almost too late that loving can never be a one-sided affair and that she had an equal duty to bear the burden of being loved. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0002210932. ISBN/EAN: 9780002210935. Inventory No: 0239535. Bookseller Inventory # 0239535

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Westmacott, Mary (Agatha Christie)
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Book Description Collins, London, 1973. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Thus. 192pp. Book clean. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Plain blue boards very good+. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket is price-clipped, with a short closed tear to front and rear panel and foot of spine, small chip missing from lower edge of rear panel and upper foredge fold of same. Few of the millions of Agatha Christie readers know that the undisputed queen of mystery writers is also the author, under the name of Mary Westmacott, of six hauntingly beautiful tales that have nothing to do with crime. First published in 1956 by William Heinemann, this 1973 re-issue tells " . . . the story of Laura, generous, capable, warm-hearted, who took upon herself in childhood the burden of loving others, and despite the wise counselling of her elderly friend, Mr Baldock, learned almost too late that loving can never be a one-sided affair and that she had an equal duty to bear the burden of being loved . . . " Contents include: Prologue, 4 parts. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 008452

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Westmacott, Mary (Agatha Christie)
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Book Description Collins, 1985. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. An UNREAD, very good though paper is yellowing from age. One of 6 special SCARCE HARDBACK reprints of 1985 produced exclusively for the Libraries to promote the 6 novels AGATHA CHRISTIE wrote as Mary Westmacott. . All in identical yellow-flowered dw, not price-clipped, though tiny tear on front edge corner. NOT ex-library. No markings. Book as received from publisher. Originally published by Heinemann in 1947. #S4. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 001750

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