Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Stated First Edition. 328 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0385135017. The story of beautiful Alexa Lorimer unfolds against the backdrop of Europe and America at the turn of the century. In a quiet English village Alexa cherishes a forbidden dream-of becoming a great opera singer. Born in mysterious circumstances, she has been raised by her guardian Margaret, whose own inspiring struggle was the subject of the authors previous novel, 'The Lorimer Line.'