Near fine/VGC.Hodder & Stoughton,2004.First UK edition-first printing(2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1).Blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) in near fine condition,with Dj(small tear on the edge of the front Dj cover,small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover) in VGC.Nice and clean pages with light shelf wear on the outer edges,a couple of creases and small nicks on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.327pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Product Description: Orphaned at a young age, Rachel is left penniless and alone in the streets of turn-of-the-century Newcastle. In the depths of despair, she is delighted to learn that her eccentric Uncle Joshua has left her his house in Sunderland. But it comes with a strict proviso: she must marry her sworn enemy Martin. Otherwise, her dangerous cousin Saul Gorman will inherit the lot. And Saul will stop at nothing to claim inheritance!