Collins, 1975, Grey Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition
gilt titles spine; D/J. illust. by Christine Molan; "when Deborah Ritchie, newly orphaned, alighted from the branch-line train in, the sandy wastes of the Norfolk brecklands, it was in expectation of being met by her gay, impetuous.half-sister who had invited her to stay. Instead, she was met by the news that Beatrice and her husband had perished tragically in the fire that had destroyed their home. She had no alternative but to accept· the hospitality offered by local landowner Sir Randall Gaunt. Gaunt's medical research had made him a suspect figure in the mid-nineteenth century, that age of Burke and Hare, There were ugly rumours concerning his wife's death and uglier ones of young girls disappearing, What went on in the locked laboratories at his home? Deborah was only too thankful for the youthful companionship offered by Justin Stannard and his sister at Stannard Priory nearby, and as the attraction between her and Justin flowered, she was delightedly aware that the wealthy, handsome young aristocrat was eager to make her his bride. Yet for all her excitement, Deborah was uneasy. The discovery of a village girl's body focused attention once more on Randall Gaunt. How well, Deborah wondered, had he known her sister? Why was Justin so relentlessly opposed to him? And what of the strange lights she had observed in the ruins of the Priory? She had no inkling of the danger into which her curiosity would lead in those remote and superstition-ridden breckIands, where the strange eye stones warded off unguessed-at evil and played a part in Deborah's own fate."; price-intact D/J.(now protected) has very light wear to spine ends & corners; 223 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Novels; Gothic Novels; East Anglia/Norfolk; England; Horror. ISBN: 0002222019. ISBN/EAN: 9780002222013. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: NOV00034.