book, The Shuttle, written by Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett (1849 – 1924) was a
British-American novelist and playwright.
In this book, Sir Nigel Anstruthers comes to New York in
search of an heiress, as he no longer has enough money to keep up his estate,
Stornham Court. He marries the pretty and cosseted Rosalie Vanderpoel, the
daughter of an American millionaire. But on their return to England, Nigel and his
mother control and isolate Rosalie from her family. Many years later, Rosalie's
now-grown up sister Bettina, who has spent a decade wondering why Rosy has lost
contact with the family, arrives at Stornham Court to investigate. She
discovers Rosalie and her son Ughtred, physically and emotionally fragile,
living in the ruined estate. Bettina, who is both beautiful and made of
considerably stronger stuff than her sister, begins to restore both Rosalie's
health and spirits and the building and grounds of Stornham Court in Nigel's
absence. Bettina, as an attractive heiress, attracts the attention of the local
gentry and re-integrates her sister into society, while also gaining the
respect of the villagers by her insistence that repairs be done by local workers.
This book is
covered in gray cloth with black lettering and a pictoral. It is in fair
condition woth a good binding and no loose pages. It measures 7 ¾” x 5 ¼” x 1
3/8”. It was published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York – 1907. This book will
be a great addition to your collection.