1987 Hardcover Book, The Pool of St. Branok, Philippa Carr, First Edition, Mystery, Novel, Historical Fiction, Literature, Suspense, Victorian Romance
A hardcover book entitled The Pool of St. Branok by Philippa Car (Victoria Holt). The books dustcover is wrapped in mylar.
Young Angelet is fascinated by the haunting rumors surrounding the Pool of St. Branok—superstitious tales of its cursed, bottomless waters. The innocent Cornish girl shares the ghostly story with Benedict Lansdon, the handsome, illegitimate grandson of a family friend, and promises to show him the spot. But tragedy strikes when they meet at the pool, and Angelet and Ben become complicit in a crime that could send Ben to the gallows.
Ben returns to Australia, but the pair feels bound by their terrible secret. After a whirlwind season in London, Angelet marries Gervaise Mandeville, a charming rogue with a weakness for gambling. As the casualties from the Crimean War mount, Gervaise decides to try his luck in the Australian gold rush. Angelet travels across the world with him, only to once again be ensnared in a fatal act of violence. Alone in the outback, Angelet faces her own day of reckoning from a long-ago crime—and gets a second chance at love.
Eleanor Alice Hibbert (1906 – 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name: Jean Plaidy for the fictionalized history of European royalty; Victoria Holt for gothic romances, and Philippa Carr for a multi-generational family saga. A literary split personality, she also wrote light romances, crime novels, murder mysteries and thrillers under the various pseudonyms including Eleanor Burford, Elbur Ford, Kathleen Kellow, Anna Percival, and Ellalice Tate.
In 1989, the Romance Writers of America gave her the Golden Treasure award in recognition of her significant contributions to the romance genre. By the time of her death, she had written more than 200 books that worldwide sold more than 100 million copies in 20 languages. She continues to be a widely borrowed author among British libraries. Her popular works of historical fiction are appreciated by readers and critics alike for their accuracy, quality of writing, and attention to detail.
8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons New York -- 1987 -- First Edition
This book is in used but in near fine condition. It has no rips or tears. The binding is solid and tight. The book's pages clean and crisp. There is a sticker with a previous owner's name in the book. The dust cover is also in very near fine condition and is covered with mylar. The dustcover is glued to the inside of the book covers and the book has no title or author printed on the covers.
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