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The Gold Slippers

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  • Author: Frances Parkinson KEYES
  • Publisher: Eyre & Spottiswoode
  • Published: 1958
  • Description: Hardback, Very Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: Good
  • Edition: First
  • Ref: 3870
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First UK edition hardback in very good condition for its age in a good dust jacket.  Slight bump to head and tail of book spine and also at the top and bottom corner of the front board.  Age tanning to pages.  The dust jacket is complete and still shows the price and is showing signs of wear.  There are numerous nicks and chips at the edges and the rear panel is grubby.  Internally it is very tanned, especially down the spine and along the top edge.  There is also some minor foxing.

SYNOPSIS:  “Lavinia Villac is concerned with her children.  Proper and Anne-Marie.  Anne-Marie, the spoiled darling, had only to make up her mind to say “Yes” to one of half a dozen eligible young men, but at twenty-four, she hadn’t yet been able to say it.  As for Prosper, he spent more and more time going to a dance hall and exchange badinage with Titine, the girl who played the accordion.

But Titine and the gold slippers he bought her took a place much further back in Prosper’s mind when he met and fell in love with Victorine La Blance.  Then tragedy strikes, Titine is found dead in the bins of one of the Villac rice mills and the last person to leave the mill before it closed that night…. was Prosper Villac…”