Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing. No DJ, but the flaps have been glued to the back inside board. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 143 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1970. ISBN: 0. Lucinda Bellemore Ayers is a most unusual heroine for a gothic novel. True, she is eighteen, English, and most extraordinarily beautiful, but her facility in chatting with banshees, tutoring werewolves, and bickering with vampires gives her a bit of an edge on such traditional governesses on duty in ancient castles as, for example, her mentor Jane Eyre.