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The Waiting Sands By Susan Howatch

The Waiting Sands by Susan Howatch

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Summary

Rachel Lord accompanies her friend Decima to Ruthven, the fairy-tale Scottish castle which Decima will receive as her inheritance on her 21st birthday. What should be a wonderful celebration is spoilt by an atmosphere of fear and the weekend is anything but festive.

The Waiting Sands Summary

The Waiting Sands by Susan Howatch

'Dearest Raye,' Decima had written.'I'm writing to ask if you can possibly come up to Ruthven for a few days. My twenty- first birthday falls next Sunday, and it would be such a relief if you could stay until after the celebration dinner party which Charles is giving for me on Saturday night. Please come, Raye. I may be behaving very stupidly by panicking like this, but I would feel so much less frightened if I knew you were beside me at Ruthven till after midnight on Saturday.' Dependable Rachel Lord hasn't heard from her friend Decima for over two years when out of the blue she is invited to Ruthven, the fairy tale Scottish castle that Decima will inherit on her coming of age. Her arrival is met with relief by Decima who is convinced her husband, Charles, means her harm. Is Decima in her right mind? Or is Rachel being duped by her worldlier friend? As the eve of the 21st birthday celebration approaches, a shocking event leaves Rachel in no doubt.

The Waiting Sands Reviews

She is a deft storyteller, and her writing has depth, grace and pace - TATLER

Truly unputdownable - The TIMES

About Susan Howatch

Susan Howatch was born in Surrey in 1940. After taking a degree in law she emigrated to America where she married, had a daughter and embarked on a career as a writer. She left in 1976 and lived in the Republic of Ireland for four years before returning to England. She lived in Salisbury - inspiration for the very successful Starbridge sequence and now lives in London.

Additional information

GOR000837004
9780751533118
0751533114
The Waiting Sands by Susan Howatch
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
2002-11-07
208
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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