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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781844088782

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 3rd May 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

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A tale of love and adventure from the internationally bestselling author of Rebecca.

‘She wrote exciting plots . . . a writer of fearless originality’ GUARDIAN

‘One of the last century’s most original literary talents’ DAILY TELEGRAPH


‘A pure, exhilarating adventure story – a swashbuckling tale of exquisite danger and tangled love’ JULIE MYERSON

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 amid 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.

Reviews

She wrote exciting plots, she was highly skilled at arousing suspense, and she was, too, a writer of fearless originality
Guardian
A heroine who is bound to make thousands of friends
Sunday Times
One of the last century's most original literary talents
Daily Telegraph
Du Maurier is a storyteller whose sole aim is to bewitch and beguile
New York Times
A storyteller of cunning and genius
Sally Beauman
A pure, exhilarating adventure story - a swashbuckling tale of exquisite danger and tangled love . . . a tale of emotional and sexual awakening, of loss and risk . . . sophisticated in its exploration of the human heart
Julie Myerson