- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: New English Library Ltd; New edition edition (Nov. 1 1979)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0450044017
- ISBN-13: 978-0450044014
- Shipping Weight: 503 g
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Smile of the Stranger Paperback – Nov 1 1979
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About the Author
The late Joan Aiken was a prolific author of children's books and Jane Austen sequels and continuations. She is the author of Lady Catherine's Necklace, which follows Anne de Bourgh from Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Fairfax, a sequel to Emma. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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As their funds are limited and it is wartime, it is a trek for them to get to the coastline to return to England. Along the way, Juliana saves a man from hanging. He calls himself a doctor. At the coast, they end up making the trip to England via a balloon piloted by the man Juliana saved. By the time they arrive in England and Flintwood Manor, her father’s health has deteriorated so badly that he drops dead.
Juliana’s grandfather is a cold man who has no time for her so he quickly sends her to stay with her aunt. She is married to a Baronet and her grandfather wants her aunt to introduce Juliana to Society. But the woman wants nothing more than to see the girl married off because Juliana’s background is an embarrassment to them.
This is when the story really takes off. Someone wants Juliana dead. Could it be her own mother? But why? That’s when Juliana runs away and is befriended by a lovely French lady.
This story is full of adventure and will keep the reader quickly turning pages.
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