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Noble Beginnings

(1994)
(The first book in the Noble series)
A novel by

 
'Christine Marion Fraser writes characters so real they almost leap out of the pages... you would swear she must have grown up with them.' - The Sun

Despite a traumatic childhood, young Anna McIntyre's indomitable spirit has won her many friends in the Argyllshire village where she lives.

She is liked by everyone, especially by Lady Pandora of the Big House, who sees her young self in this lively girl, and by her nephew Peter, who falls deeply in love with Anna. However, the person who should be closest to her resents her deeply, for reasons she cannot understand...

Roderick McIntyre, her father, is a tyrant, with an insatiable taste for women and a determination to crush Anna's spirit.

And when a surprise offer promises her the freedom she's yearned for, Roderick, too, sees his chance - to fulfil an enduring passion - and to shatter Anna's dreams forever. But Roderick has not counted on the courage of his only daughter, nor on the many enemies he has made in Leannachoran, enemies waiting for revenge...

'Christine Marion Fraser overcame the vicissitudes of extreme poverty and illness in her early years to write stories which enthralled readers throughout the world and made her one of the most-borrowed Scottish authors in Britain's libraries.' - The Scotsman

'Christine Marion Fraser weaves an intriguing story in which the characters are alive against a spellbinding background' - Yorkshire Herald

Fraser writes with a great depth of feeling and has the knack of making her characters come alive. She paints beautiful pictures of the countryside and their changing seasons - Aberdeen Express

Full-blooded romance, a strong, authentic setting - The Scotsman


Christine Marion Fraser was one of Scotland's best-selling authors, outselling even Catherine Cookson. She published 22 books in 18 years and was the author of the much-loved Rhanna series. Her formative years were spent in the post-war Govan district of Glasgow and went on to become a beacon of Scottish publishing. Christine spent her later life in Argyll with her husband and family.

    


Hardback Editions

January 1996 : UK Hardback
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Title: Noble Beginnings (Paragon Softcover Large Print Books)
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-7451-3650-8 / 978-0-7451-3650-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers P.
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June 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Noble Beginnings (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-7451-7803-0 / 978-0-7451-7803-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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April 1994 : UK Hardback
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Title: Noble Beginnings
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-224101-3 / 978-0-00-224101-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

May 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Noble Beginnings
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-00-649013-1 / 978-0-00-649013-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: Noble Beginnings (Large Print)
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-7862-0370-6 / 978-0-7862-0370-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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Audio Editions

May 1995 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Noble Beginnings: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
ISBN: 0-7451-6499-4 / 978-0-7451-6499-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Noble Beginnings (Noble Saga Book 1)
Author(s): Christine Marion Fraser
Publisher: Endeavour Press
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