By Daphne du Maurier

ISBN-10: 0316253553

ISBN-13: 9780316253550

Born in flip of the century Cornwall, Janet Coombe longs to percentage within the pleasure of seafaring: to commute, to have adventures, to understand freedom. yet restricted through the days, she marries her cousin Thomas, a ship builder, and settles right down to bring up a family.

Janet's loving spirit—her passionate longing for event and love—is handed all the way down to her son, and during him to his children's teenagers. As generations of the kinfolk fight opposed to worry and loss, their intricately plotted background is decided opposed to the better backdrop of conflict and social swap in Britain. Her debut novel, The Loving Spirit confirmed du Maurier's popularity and magnificence with an inimitable mixture of romance, background and experience.

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Jonathon asked. indd 36 8/24/12 4:58 PM the twisted tragedy of miss natalie stewart “Well, someone has an odd way of knowing what company I’d keep today,” said the clerk, mopping his receding brow with a kerchief and inching his glasses up his nose. ” He slid two envelopes across the counter. One said: To a young British stranger, absurdly handsome, black hair, blue eyes. The other said: To a young auburn-­haired woman. Green eyes. Pretty. Jonathon nodded to the postman and eased me away from any listening ears and over to an alcove filled with pens, paper, and supplies.

Right. ” He scratched his head, displacing one wavy black lock. ” “Thankfully she’s good at keeping them. ” I’d had no knowledge or need of telegraphs, even if our family could have afforded them. At such a price they were a convenience for the wealthy alone. A dollar could be a whole day’s pay for many New Yorkers. I tucked the telegraphs into the drawstring bag at my wrist as Denbury began writing telegraphs of his own in return. indd 38 8/24/12 4:58 PM the twisted tragedy of miss natalie stewart of my remaining money to send a wire directly to Father, one that could not be mistaken.

How could she have known? ” I smiled amid his anxiety as the truth dawned on me. “She’s clairvoyant, my love. ” “Oh. Right. ” He scratched his head, displacing one wavy black lock. ” “Thankfully she’s good at keeping them. ” I’d had no knowledge or need of telegraphs, even if our family could have afforded them. At such a price they were a convenience for the wealthy alone. A dollar could be a whole day’s pay for many New Yorkers. I tucked the telegraphs into the drawstring bag at my wrist as Denbury began writing telegraphs of his own in return.

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