Born in Victorian London, Noelle has an unusual but happy childhood. Her mother, the fascinating and unconventional Desiree, has many admirers including Charlie Claverham and Robert Bouchere. There is also Dolly - Donald Dollington - whose quarrels with Desiree are a source of amusement.
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Noelle Tremaston, daughter of famous actress Desiree, has grown up amid a flurry of opening nights and elegant parties. But when Desiree dies after a sudden strange illness, Noelle's blissful existence is changed beyond her imaginings.
She turns to Roderick Claverham, the man she loves, for solace, only to find that the revelation of a dark secret prevents them from marrying. The only way to happiness brings with it a shadow of doubt which could hang over her for the rest of her life…
"Exciting and swift-paced"
Born Eleanor Alice Burford, Victoria Holt was one of Britain's most prolific writers of historical romance. Always determined to keep her birth date and private life a closely guarded secret Holt wrote under many pseudonyms - Jean Plaidy was one of her most popular, and was created when she lived near Plaidy Beach in Cornwall. Having written over ninety historical romances, she then began a new series of Gothic romances, the first of which, Mistress of Mellyn, appeared in 1961.
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Book Description 1992-09-24., 1992. Book Condition: New. Fontana Press. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 352pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1760818
Book Description Fontana / Collins, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006471137