Christian Marlowe’s Daughter By Frances Parkinson Keyes

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Faith, the daughter of a weak-willed and ineffective politician and an unsophisticated gold digger, is caught up in their chaos as a vulnerable eight-year-old child. When her mother eventually separates from her father after he loses his seat in the Senate, Faith spends the next 10 years in European schools, learning several different languages. She eventually meets her future husband, Rudolf, a German Baron, and marries him at the tender age of 15. However the marriage is doomed to failure, but they stay together for the sake of their infant son Hans, whilst living separate lives. Faith drifts into an intense affair with a Spaniard but their love in not consummated, despite their strong feelings for one another

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Just prior to the outbreak of WWI, Faith takes Hans and they travel to the United States, where she resumes her past life once, living in her hometown, restoring the old house and farm her father left her in his will. Sam, who she originally met as an 8 year old child, has been her lifelong friend, and eventually becomes a highly sought-after artist, has painted Faith in many and varied portraits. Bound in green cloth with red titling on the spine and the author’s monogram on the front board. No dust jacket. Book has an ‘Ex Libris’ label on the inside front page bearing the name of the original owner in ink and dated Christmas 1950. There is also a small alpha-numeric inscription in pencil at the top of the first page. Some tanning to edges and in particular to the end papers which are slightly foxed. Hardcover. Published by Eyre And Spottiswoode 1948. Weight 417g

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Weight 0.417 kg