London: Souvenir Press, 1973, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Born in a Mission in China, Lucy Waring finds herself with fifteen small children to feed and care for. How she tackles this heavy task leads to her being thrown into the grim prison of Chengfu, where she meets Nicholas Sabine a man about to die.
He asks her the same cryptic riddle that Robert Falcon, another foreign devil, has asked her only the day before, and the mystery of this riddle echoes through all that befalls Luc…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper a little sunned at the spine with a faint damp stain to the margins of the verso. Similar stain over part of the top edge of the text block. Pages very gently age-tanned. Shop sticker to the pastedown.
Turquoise boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 352 pages. 8″ x 5″.
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