First Thus hardcover is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing to edges. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Retired library edition with usual distinctions. Pocket removed. 159 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0841502218. Francesca and Desmond have just celebrated their twenty-fifth anniversary and Desmond's investiture by the Queen. They are wealthy, and have three lovely children. To all outward appearances, Francesca is the perfect wife and mother, beautiful, gentle, ambitious for her husband, content to remain in the background. But her serene life and face belie the dark and shameful secrets of her past. And this night she lies awake and remembers.