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Darsham's Tower

(Darsham's Folly)
A novel by

Love and secrets of the house on the seashore...

Kate, a sensible sea-captain's daughter, is thrilled when she gets a job at Darsham's Folly, a mysterious house that dominates the little fishing port of Senwich. She's hired to befriend the lonely daughter of Lord Oliver Darsham after the disappearance of her mother, Lady Charlotte.

Despite his game leg and scarred face, she's immediately attracted to her strange master and it's not long before he asks for her hand in marriage. For a moment it seems like she could finally be happy... until the dark secrets of the house begin to menace her.

When Lady Charlotte makes a reappearance only to exit again under shocking circumstances and a horrifying discovery is made, Kate finds herself drawn into a bizarre mystery...

Praise for John Burke

'Extremely readable' Sunday Times

'A double surprise ending ... very enjoyable' - Eastern Daily Press

John Burke
was born in Sussex in 1922. He served in the Royal Air Force, Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Marines during the war. After working for the publishers Museum Press and the Books for Pleasure Group, he was a Public Relations and Publications Executive for Shell (1959 - 63) and Story Editor for Twentieth Century-Fox (1963 - 65) before becoming a full-time writer in 1966.

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Used availability for John Burke's Darsham's Tower

Hardback Editions

March 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Darsham's Folly (Ulverscroft Large Print)
Author(s): Harriet Esmond
ISBN: 0-7089-2606-1 / 978-0-7089-2606-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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March 1974 : UK Hardback

Title: Darsham's Folly
Author(s): Harriet Esmond
ISBN: 0-00-221196-3 / 978-0-00-221196-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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August 1973 : USA Hardback

Title: Darsham's Tower; A Novel.
Author(s): Harriet Esmond
ISBN: 0-440-01729-7 / 978-0-440-01729-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Pr
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Paperback Editions

September 1975 : UK Paperback

Title: Darsham's Folly (Coronet Books)
Author(s): Harriet Esmond
ISBN: 0-340-19949-0 / 978-0-340-19949-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Darsham's Folly: A Gothic Romance
Author(s): John Burke
Publisher: Lume Books
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