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by Molly Holden

Illustrated by Michael Charlton

Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st. 1972

Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper. A complex and emotionally-charged family dilemma. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. 122 pages. B/w text illustrations.

Wrapper is browned, with some edge-creasing and a few closed tears/nicks.

ISBN: 0701150114
Stock no. 2112591

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  • No family quarrel had influenced Francis' decision to run away to sea; he had been instinctively drawn towards the light and space of the ocean horizon as an escape from the oppressive atmosphere of the small rooms above the Hall stables and the inhibiting presence of his curiously withdrawn parents.
  • It was to unchanged circumstances that Francis returned home six months later, with a firm conviction that some closely-guarded family secret explained much about his parents, but without the realisation that this might also have connections with his own wanderlust.

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