"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." --New York Times
DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.
Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.
But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.
Frenchman's Creek is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.
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Lady Dona St Columb is infamous at the raffish Restoration court: ripe for any folly, any outrage that will spice the futile tedium of her days. And yet behind the bright façade, Dona yearns for a very different life.
She flees London for remote Navron, her husband¿s country estate, seeking peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. And there she finds the boundless passion her spirit craves ¿ daring to love the pirate hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman with a soul as unfettered as her own, a man who gambles his life against a moment¿s joy.
And as the net closes, Dona must make the most difficult of choices...Product Description:
The Restoration Court knows Lady Dona St Columb to be ripe for any folly, any outrage that will alter the tedium of her days. But there is another, secret Dona who longs for a life of honest love -- and sweetness, even if it is spiced with danger.
It is this Dona who flees the stews of London for remote Navron, looking for peace of mind in its solitary woods and hidden creeks. She finds there the passion her spirit craves -- in the love of a daring pirate hunted by all Cornwall, a Frenchman who, like Dona, would gamble his life for a moment's joy.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1969. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140017240