Cover of: Lord of the Far Island | Victoria Holt

About the Book

She was that most despised of creatures, a Poor Relation. Ellen Kellaway, orphaned at five, had been taken in by wealthy cousins, raised as a companion to their daughter - never once allowed to forget that her every advantage was owed to the charity of others.
But her life of deference and submission was changed utterly when the son of a powerful London family asked for her hand in marriage, and opened up to her a world of untold wealth and social position. It was a fantasy more wonderful than any she had ever dared to dream . . .
Why then did a presentiment of doom return again and again to haunt her? What was the meaning of the lifelong nightmare which had so often troubled her sleep - the image of an unfamiliar room, always the same in every detail, a door opening, and behind it, waiting unseen, a dreadful presence . . .
Perhaps it was a warning of the tragedy so soon to follow. Or perhaps it was a message sending her to discover, for the first time, the secrets of her long lost family - the secrets of the ancient home of the Kellaways on the Far Island, off the wild coast of Cornwall. There she would find that a past more powerful than the present was still alive in Kellaway Castle, drawing her deeper and deeper each moment into its dark mystery . . . There she would find the proud and arrogant Jago Kellaway.


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PR6015.I3 L6 1975b

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277 p. ;
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