Bridie Chance has been brought up in luxury, but her world is shattered when she is told that for thirty years her much loved father has been a highly-successful criminal - and is now dead. With no home, no friends, and almost no money, Bridie finds herself responsible for a helpless mother, a younger sister and an elderly nanny - a crushing burden for a girl of twenty at the turn of the twentieth-century. Then come the new friends and the enemies, and how can she know which is which amid the mysterious events which gradually close in about her? There is Alfie Perkin, the music hall comic from her mother's past, Nathan McFee, the man from Wyoming; Philippe Chatillon, the French detective; and Victor Sarrazin... Bridie holds a secret she does not know she possesses, a secret that both friends and enemies are anxious to discover. As she struggles, in an astonishing way, to support herself and her family, Bridie meets with failure and success, finds love and heartbreak and danger - until at last the masks are cast aside and the true faces are revealed to her in a nightmare ordeal under the shadow of the Capricorn Stone. The Capricorn Stone is Madeleine Brent's fifth novel, confirming her reputation as an original and exciting romantic novelist. Her novel, Merlin's Keep, won her the Romantic Novelist of the Year Award for 1978.
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Madeleine Brent takes unusual trouble to build up her characters. --Sunday Telegraph
Romance and excitement, and the sparkle of the stars of the Edwardian music hall... Compulsive reading. --Evening Advertiser
Madeleine Brent won the Romantic Novelist Association s Novelist of the Year award in 1978, was shortlisted for the award twice as well as having her novels published in eleven countries. Madeleine Brent was the pseudonym used by Peter O Donnell, who also created the legendary thriller heroine Modesty Blaise. Madeleine Brent s real identity was one of publishing s best kept secrets. In all there were nine Madeleine Brent romances: Tregaron s Daughter, Moonraker s Bride, Kirkby s Changeling, Merlin s Keep, The Capricorn Stone, The Long Masquerade, A Heritage of Shadows, Stormswift and Golden Urchin.
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