Binding is hardcover. Pages are tight and clean. No structural damage to binding or hinges. There is light shelfwear and rubbing to the boards. Library discard with usual attachments and marks. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Pocket removed. Stated First Edition. 301 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1980. ISBN: 0060140186. The Delpinium Girl of the title is Sarah Keville, a young woman, housewife and mother, who has never thought of what she might be because she has a lifetime ahead of her in which to become the interesting, eccentric grande dame she envisions for herself in old age. Suddenly she is caught in the grip of a mysterious terminal illness which forces her to come to terms with herself and with limitations of her character.