Anna Fitzalan by Marguerite Steen
by Marguerite Steen
Collins, 1953, [First Edition], hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, previous owners inscription to front fly-leaf, price-clipped dust-jacket shows some edge and shelf wear with small chips and tears to edges, some soiling, small part at tip of spine missing (see photographs)
"Anna's story is that of a woman of breeding and principle, who, having fulfilled her obligations to an unsympathetic husband, to whom she has borne two children, accepts, after his death, the equivocal position of common law wife to the man with whom, as a little girl, she fell deeply and abidingly in love. Involved by a profound sense of duty in a series of obligations to the grown-up children of her first marriage, and to a beloved grandchild, she manages, nevertheless, to conduct with dignity and devotion her relationship with Evan Crewe - an industrial magnate of the Second World War."