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Titre : The Glass Virgin
Éditeur : Macdonald & Co Ltd, London
Date d'édition : 1970
Reliure : Blue hardback cloth cover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : Reprint.
416pp. With Coverlon covered dust jacket G+ : in Good plus condition. Previous owner inscription on fep. N° de réf. du libraire coo031aa
As an only child, Annabella LaGrange lived a privileged, secluded existence, and had come to accept that her wealthy parents lived at opposite ends of their magnificent country estate and that she was never taken beyond the gates.
But at seventeen she learns something so shocking about her past that she flees her childhood home, forced to embark upon a new existence with an invented past. Suddenly Annabella must unlearn everything she has been taught about class and love . . .
Synopsis: Annabella Lagrange is the only child of a wealthy family. She thinks the world a wonderful place and only occasionally wonders why her family never takes her beyond the gates of the estate. But she will discover, at the age of 18, the circumstances of her birth and her world will collapse.
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