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Harvest of the Wind by J. Mortimer Sheppard

Harvest of the Wind by J. Mortimer Sheppard

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Harvest of the Wind

A Novel Based on The Life of Manuela Saenz

by J. Mortimer Sheppard

Hutchinson, 1956, [First Edition], hardcover

Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stickers and stamps to endpapers, stamps to title and introductory pages, spine re-enforced with red tape, foxing to edges (see photographs)

“Romance has no tale to tell more colourful than the true-life story of Manuela Saenz, the South American beauty who became the acknowledged mistress of Simon Bolivar.  An expert swordswoman, she allied herself at an early age to the cause of liberty, coming eventually to win the heart of the great Liberator, to fight side by side with him in the streets, and to organise the spy system on which the success of his campaigns so often depended.  IN this fine novel the author reconstructs the story of Manuela, of her childhood in Quito, Ecuador, where she learns sword-play from her half-brothers; of her escapade in love and her disgrace, and of her forced marriage to a man she cannot love.”

 

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