The Serpent's Tooth

The Serpent's Tooth

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Since she was twelve years old, Belle has lived with a secret--a secret that cuts her off from her family and isolates her wherever she goes. Against the unfolding horror of the Great War, her search for peace takes her from the brittle gaiety of English country house society to the remote Scottish mansions where her grandmother's tragedy was played out, and to the battlefields of Flanders. As the scarred and shattered men return from the trenches, and the influenza epidemic scythes across the country, Belle must finally discover a way to break free of her secret--or lose her last chance of happiness.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 33mm | 748.44g
  • Isis
  • United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • large type edition
  • 0753168197
  • 9780753168196

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Belle Lawe was escaping from what she imagined to be a shameful secret. As she finishes school, the Great War is raging in France and she attempts to immerse herself in a life of gaiety and fun. Her childhood friend, Adam Palairet, returns wounded and as Belle falls ill, Adam takes her to Scotland to recover. When Adam has to return to the front, Belle has to confront the man who brought her so much misery in her childhood, and who threatens to remove her only chance of happiness.show more

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94 ratings
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4 37% (35)
3 29% (27)
2 6% (6)
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