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This is the love story of Sukey Bond and Eric Seaborn.
Sukey is an orphan, in service, the lowest of the low. It is 1873, and in her first position as a servant girl on a farm in the Essex Marshes, she meets Eric- gentle, simple, a 'holy fool.' The lovers are parted by Eric's rich mother, ashamed of her idiot son. But nothing can deter Sukey. Only Queen Victoria, she feels, can help, so she sets off to see her. Extraordinary things happen on this heroic journey, but Sukey's simple love and courage carry her to final victory- reunion with her beloved Eric and love triumphant.
For it is love itself which is the subject of this deceptively simple novel, and it appears in many guises, transforming THE TRUE HEART into a sophisticated exploration- and more, a celebration- of the human heart. First published in 1929, it shows Sylvia Townsend Warner, a novelist of extraordinary freshness, sensitivity and imagination, at the peak of her powers.
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Born in Harrow (1893-1978), Sylvia Townsend Warner published seven novels, four volumes of poetry, a volume of essays and eight volumes of short stories. She lived most of her adult life with her close companion Valentine Ackland in Dorset and Norfolk.
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Book Description Virago Press, London, 1978. Softcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition. preface by author. Colour illustrated card cover with white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. This is the love story of Sukey Bond and Eric Seaborn. But this is 1873, and the love of a low born orphan, in service, and the son of a rich woman is not to be countenanced by his rich mother and they are separated. But Sukey is made of sterner stuff, and she sets off to visit Queen Victoria to make it right . Fading to the backstrip. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 297,  pages, Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Edges and pages browned. Book is in very good condition with minimal signs of age and wear. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0860680487. ISBN/EAN: 9780860680482. Inventory No: 0118781. Seller Inventory # 0118781
Book Description Random House, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # G0860680487I4N00
Book Description Random House, Incorporated. Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0860680487I3N00
Book Description Virago Press -, London -, 1985. Broschur (Paperback) -. - aus der Bibliothek von Hanna Behrend (Wien 1922 - Berlin 2010) mit dementsprechendem Stempel im hinteren Nachsatz, - - intern360-3307 Englisch - 297 S. 20 x 13 x 2 cm - Oktav 300g. mit deutlichen Gebrauchsspuren - deutlich berieben und bestoßen mit Randläsuren, deutlich nachgedunkelt, sonst guter Zustand, -. Seller Inventory # 71499
Book Description Virago, London, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Paperback. 297pp. Pages a little browned, very good. Seller Inventory # 48456
Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 1978. Paperback. Condition: Good. New Ed. Seller Inventory # SONG0860680487
Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 1978. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0860680487-2-4
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