This absolutely recognizable -- part of its charm for certain ladies -- nonsense begins in Cornwall where Cadi rescues a...

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TREGARON'S DAUGHTER

This absolutely recognizable -- part of its charm for certain ladies -- nonsense begins in Cornwall where Cadi rescues a proper gentleman from the sea and goes to his household to become that occupational inevitability, the little governess. There too she falls in love with his nephew, Lucian, cashiered out of the army and a local outcast -- and did he really flog her charge, young Richard? All of this pales before the discovery of Cadi's real ancestry, which is Venetian, titled and wealthy, and the (ma)Chiavellian attempts of that family to keep her from attaining her birthright. It's difficult to make a value judgment in a genre which defeats both words but let's just say that it's somewhere in the middle.

Pub Date: July 1, 1971

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1971