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The Pool of Saint Branok

The Pool of Saint Branok

(1987)
(Book 14 in the Daughters of England series)
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Publisher's Weekly
Carr, aka Victoria Holt, employs her storytelling prowess in an entertaining historical romance that moves between Victorian England and Australia. The tale is long and complicated, but attention is held as Angelet, daughter of Annora and Rolf of Midsummer's Eve, begins to enter adulthood. One incident marks her indelibly. At the superstition-laden pool of St. Branok in Cornwall, she is saved from a rapist by Ben, a young family connection on a visit from Australia. When she and Ben dispose of the attacker's body in the pool, their bond is strengthened. Ben returns to Australia in pursuit of gold; Angelet debuts in London and marries a charming scapegrace, a gambler who will eventually take her to Australia in pursuit of a fortune. There the stage is set for Angelet, by now a widow, and Ben, a putative widower. Doubleday Book Club selection; Literary Guild alternate.

Library Journal
At the age of nine Angelet Hanson, granddaughter of Jake Cadorson ( The Return of the Gypsy), meets Benedict Landson, and subsequent encounters and a shared misadventure assure a lifelong mutual attraction. Lest the course of true love run too smoothly, however, an inevitable series of complications arise: prolonged separation, treks to Australian goldfields, marriages for both parties, etc. These are at last resolved in the anticipated, if not wholly satisfactory manner. Transparent plot devices and tenuous connections serve to hold the story line togther, but such weaknesses will scarcely discourage the author's legion of fans. Literary Guild alternate; Doubleday Book Club main selection. Judith Gifford, Salve Regina Coll. Lib., Newport, R.I.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1989 : UK Hardback
Title: Pool of Saint Branok (Charnwood Library)
Author(s): Philippa Carr
ISBN: 0-7089-8493-2 / 978-0-7089-8493-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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September 1987 : UK Hardback
Title: The Pool of Saint Branok (Daughters of England)
Author(s): Philippa Carr
ISBN: 0-00-223247-2 / 978-0-00-223247-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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September 1987 : USA Hardback
Title: Pool of St. Branok
Author(s): Philippa Carr
ISBN: 0-399-13257-0 / 978-0-399-13257-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

October 1988 : UK Paperback
Title: The Pool of St Branok
Author(s): Philippa Carr
ISBN: 0-00-617482-5 / 978-0-00-617482-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fontana Press
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September 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Pool of St. Branok
Author(s): Philippa Carr
ISBN: 0-449-21551-2 / 978-0-449-21551-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Pool of St. Branok (The Daughters of England)
Author(s): Philippa Carr
Publisher: Open Road Media Romance
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