Set in St. Petersburg, Russia, this novel won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award (1981) by the Romantic Novelists' Association. St Petersburg, 1912. Rose Gowrie is a Scottish girl with a mysterious gift for healing who is hired into the aristocratic household of Dolly Denisov, supposedly as a companion for the youthful Ariadne Denisov. But Rose gets more than she bargains for when she is called upon to cure the aged Princess who lives at the top of the Red Staircase, and the frail young Tsarevitch...
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Gwendoline Butler was born and brought up in south London and was one of the most universally praised of English mystery authors. Her John Coffin procedural series features the titular police inspector rising through the ranks to Commissioner in London's Docklands area in the 1960s/70s, and eventually moving to a fictional Second City of London.
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Book Description Wm Collins & Sons & Co, 1980. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP32215588
Book Description Wm Collins & Sons & Co, 1980. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP77494187
Book Description COLLINS, LONDON, 1984. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Novel. Illustrated dust jacket. A small tear on the front of the DJ. Wear/small pieces missing on the bottom of the DJ spine. Surface wear/small splits on DJ edges. Tears on several pages (about four cm long from the top edge down) which affect the text, but do not prevent it from being read. Otherwise clean, tight pages. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Not price clipped. Lightly tanned pages. Bookseller Inventory # 006130
Book Description Collins, London, 1984. Hardcover with Dustjacket. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 8vo. 422 pp. Dustjacket has light wear on the edges. Browning to page edges. 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 34699