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When Ward Vellacot, an unscrupulous and bored member of Victorian society, seduces Lady Imogen Laing by deception on the night her husband is killed, her reputation is ruined and she agrees to marry him for the sake of their child. Ward is killed while hunting and Imogen dies in childbirth, and the orphaned George Vellacott is brought up on a remote Highland estate. Vellacott grows up to be benevolent and idealistic, but his altruism often leads him to neglect those closest to him.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153 x 234mm
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747269025
  • 9780747269021

About Caroline Stickland

Caroline Stickland was born in 1955. With a degree in English and American Literature from the University of East Anglia, she became involved in adult literacy tutoring. Her first novel, THE STANDING HILLS, won a Betty Trask Award and was runner-up for the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize. This was followed by A HOUSE OF CLAY, THE DARKNESS OF CORN, AN ANCIENT HOPE and THE DARKENING LEAF.
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