Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 234 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1980. ISBN: 0385152183. Small cottages cluster about the great house of Hoby Hall on England's bleak seacoast, and isolated from the rest of the hamlet stand the church and the rectory where Verity Austen has come to live in 1889. a strange and unfamiliar place there are yet things within its cold, damp rooms that bring back to Verity the vague and incomplete memories of her last visit to the rectory years before.