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Nell Winston accepts a position as companion to Allegra Selkirk, a young woman who was paralyzed in an accident, but when Nell enters the woman's mansion, Hope's End, she senses a mysterious danger that will threaten both their lives
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Young Nell Winston leaves her job at a small English resort hotel to assume the daunting post of paid companion to Allegra Selkirk, a 19-year-old girl injured in the same carriage wreck that killed her parents. It is 1893, Freud's ideas about hysterical illness are circulating, and Allegra's non-resident guardian hopes Nell can effect a cure?as well as spy on the uncle, aunt, and shifty doctor who hold heiress Allegra in thrall. Other traditional elements ensue: enviable country estate, secret love affair across class boundaries, sleeping potions and laudanum, etc. Largely formulaic and derivative, this title will appeal principally to series fans and young adults.
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Book Description Fleming H. Revell Company, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0800756762
Book Description Condition: New. Nell Winston accepts employment as companion to Gervase Montgomery's paralyzed niece. Nell has no clue about the secret of the inhabitants. Seller Inventory # 9780800756765
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