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The Shuttle By Frances Hodgson Burnett

Publisher’s Synopsis

The Shuttle, which was was first published in 1907, four years before the author's most famous book, The Secret Garden, is about American heiresses marrying English aristocrats; by extension it is about the effect of American energy, dynamism and affluence on an impoverished English ruling class.

Sir Nigel Anstruthers crosses the Atlantic to look for a rich wife and returns with the daughter of an American millionaire, Rosalie Vanderpoel. He turns out to be a bully, a miser and a philanderer and virtually imprisons his wife in the house. Only when Rosalie's sister Bettina is grown up does it occur to her and her father that some sort of rescue expedition should take place. And the beautiful, kind and dynamic Bettina leaves for Europe to try and find out why Rosalie has, inexplicably, chosen to lose touch with her family. In the process she engages in a psychological war with Sir Nigel; meets and falls in love with another Englishman; and starts to use the Vanderpoel money to modernise ‘Stornham Court’. (Persephone Books)


Persephone Books; 2007. Paperback. Persephone book No. 71. Persephone grey wrap in excellent condition. Coordinating bookmark matching the end papers. No inscriptions or book plates. Pre-owned. ISBN: 9781903155615

The Shuttle By Frances Hodgson Burnett

SKU: 103376
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