The Head Of The House Of Coombe

The Head Of The House Of Coombe

by Francis Hodgson Burnett
     
 

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Amabel was born and raised in a large but poor household in the Channel Islands -- and her encountering Robert Gareth-Lawless of London seems a rare stroke of good fortune: for when are there ever enough eligible bachelors among these wave-washed villages? And she is to be carried off, to dine and dance with the well-to-do of that most brilliant of English

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Amabel was born and raised in a large but poor household in the Channel Islands -- and her encountering Robert Gareth-Lawless of London seems a rare stroke of good fortune: for when are there ever enough eligible bachelors among these wave-washed villages? And she is to be carried off, to dine and dance with the well-to-do of that most brilliant of English cities!

Amabel, who takes on the nickname of Feather, loves the life she finds there -- even when less pleasant aspects of reality begin intruding. She learns that the Gareth-Lawless mode of high living is based not so much on property or wealth, but upon debt and keeping ahead of the creditors . . . and then learns she is pregnant.

Now Feather has come to the attention of the head of the House of Coombe -- a world-wise, witty man who shows great sensitivity in his own clothing, and a similarly great appreciation for what she has done for herself, in presenting herself to society. It is strange, to be receiving the attentions of so important a man. She wonders what this portends -- even as tragedy strikes her small household.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606647691
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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