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Miriam Wakeford was full of hope when she arrived to take up her new appointment as needlewoman and companion in the bleak, windswept house of Tancred, high on the South Downs.Her strict Quaker upbringing was no preparation for the experiences which awaited her there... John Tancred, a widower, was a mysterious, moody figure, frequently harsh and sometimes surprisingly kind.His young daughter, Esmee, seemed unbalanced...John Tancred's mother was an imperious old lady who ruled the decaying mansion from her wheelchair.Above all, the atmosphere was filled with the evil, violent presence of John's dead father, Richard, who by his excesses had brought ruin, infamy and tragedy to the name of Tancred.
|Publication date:||24th September 1976|
|Publisher:||Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Diane Pearson was born in London but spent a large part of her childhood with her grandparents in a village on the Surrey/Kent borders. She is the bestselling author of Csardas, The Summer of the Barshinskeys and Voices of Summer, is President of the Romantic Novelists' Association and is Senior Editor for Transworld Publishers. In 1994 she won the British Book Award for Editor of the Year. She now lives in London and is married to Richard Leech, the actor.More About Diane Pearson