MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1984. ISBN: 0553234218. She was the last hope of an illustrious theatrical family, the Plantaines, a family that for generations had refused to compromise its art for the glitter of the London stage. For years Alison believed she was every inch a Plantaine. Until she discovered a Jewish heritage her family had kept hidden. Now, a new, equally strong, all-embracing family was waiting in the wings to claim her as its own, to give her the home and security the Plantaines had sacrificed for the theatre.