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Design for Life


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ISBN 10: 0727852183 / ISBN 13: 9780727852182
Published by Severn House, London, 1997
Condition: Near Fine
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SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY ESSIE SUMMERS ON THE FRONT ENDPAPER. This is also the author's personal copy with her signed book plate adhered to the front endpaper - effectively double signed. Otherwise the book is unmarked. The dust jacket is intact and bright, very slightly faded at the spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 018676

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Title: Design for Life

Publisher: Severn House, London

Publication Date: 1997

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Hardback

About this title


Successful New Zealander thriller writer Dane Inglethorpe is visiting Britain on an exhausting signing tour. His publisher has arranged yet another signing, this time at a famous antiques shop, Leonora's, in Surrey.

Leonora is currently displaying New Zealand artifacts and has become enamoured by Dane's most recent books. Unwillingly, Dane goes to see her and is pleasantly surprised by the display, which features some excellent murals. He discovers that the artist is Leonora's granddaughter, Chloe.

At lunch with Leonora, he overhears a red-headed girl reject a proposal and she storms out of the restaurant. Always the alert writer, Dane feels that this is good subject matter and notes everything down. But when he returns to the shop he is intrigued to find that the artist granddaughter is also the red-head at the restaurant.

Dane asks Chloe to return to New Zealand with him to restore his pioneer home and covert his sister's house on the property into the restaurant she has dreamed of. But though he and Chloe are initially drawn to each other, Chloe is incensed when she discovers his notes on the quarrel in the restaurant back in England. Is she just being used as material for Dane's next book or does he really love her?

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