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Rightfully Mine

Mortman, Doris

Published by New York, NY, U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1989, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1989
ISBN 10: 0553053760 / ISBN 13: 9780553053760
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Title: Rightfully Mine

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A.: Bantam Books, 1989, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition


Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1st Ed., 1st Printing, number row 10-1, HB/DJ, NF/F, 626 pp. Book has rear board slightly warped, both free endpapers have line down the middle that is a manufacturer's error. DJ has one light line of shelf-rubbing on rear. The story of a woman's determination to remake her life, set against the opulent, high-stakes world of the great antiques auction houses. Bookseller Inventory # 8899

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From Publishers Weekly: Child abuse, a Nazi collaborator, diamond smugglers, to-the-death rivalries and lost antique tapestries are a few of the ingredients Mortman ( First Born and Circles ) packs into this high-gloss novel. Readers able to suspend belief through innumerable baroque plot twists will relish heroine Gaby Cocroft. A 38-year-old Ohio housewife cast off by her husband, she makes a duckling-to-swan metamorphosis and plunges into New York society. As the soignee, apparently wealthy Mme. Gabrielle Didier, she lands a job at Castleton's, a venerable auction house locked in grim combat with the House of Lafitte, which also deals in expensive antiques. Abetted by Armand Lafitte and a plain-speaking, filthy-rich female friend, Gaby takes New York by storm. Men swoon at her feet and women clients pack her off to London with dizzying sums to toss at antique dealers. Maximillian Richard, the swain who piques her interest, is a mystery man who sweeps her away to Europe one week and ignores her the next. Mortman overwrites shamelessly, but the fevered plotting and colorful cast add up to a fairly satisfying potboiler. 150,000 first printing; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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