Published by White Lion, 1978, Hardback in Dust Wrapper. 1st Ed.
Condition: Good+ in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with light frays to the spine ends and corners. Leans and has a slight shelf cock. Price Clipped. Text complete, clean and tight.
First in this edition, [First: Harrap, 1948] and uncommon as such. From the cover: Loneliness and despair drive Clare Vetch to fix upon her suicide. But is that decision freely made, and is it hers alone? Long-dead generations have an unseen influence upon her. The blood of unknown ancestors flows within her veins. The turbulent history of her forebears has a direct bearing on what she can, or cannot, decide to do. Juliet Vetch, Hamilton Durrey, the amiable soldier George Vetch, Yvetsa, the Russian Princess who was Clares mother, and Robert, Yvetsas husband the passions, rages, loves and sorrows of all of these are part of Clares unhappy heritage. Can she overcome it? Is she free to want to?
Audrey Erskine Lindop poses an intriguing question at the beginning of this book what will happen to Clare? What does happen is not for telling here. It is sufficient to say that what does happen rounds off a most absorbing story.