Fine condition.Seven House Publishers,2003.First UK edition-first printing.Pictorial hardback(scratch on the edge of the back cover) with Dj(small crease and nick on the edges of the Dj cover),both in fine condition.The book is as new with a small ink mark on the outer edge of the pages,small crease on the edge of the pages,small pencil mark impression on the edge of the first blank page of the book.Price un-clipped.278pp. This is another paragraph Product Description: The first volume in a spellbinding new family saga, which bears comparison with the best of Rosamunde Pilcher or Elizabeth Jane Howard In the first decade of the twentieth century, life at Northrop Hall carries on much as it has done for centuries. Dowager Lady Arndale presides over the smooth running of the house, whilst her son Charles manages the vast estate and Nanny Stone rules the roost in the nursery. Diana Arndale, just sixteen and back from finishing-school in Paris, looks forward with giddy excitement to her coming-out in London, as the protegee of her glamorous Aunt Selina. It is a well-ordered, comfortable, predictable existence, in which master and servant each knows his place. But the storm-clouds are gathering over Europe, and with the outbreak of 'The War To End Wars', the world of the Arndales and their servants is turned upside down. Life will never be the same again, for any of them.