The Divining Heart - Paul FerrisHarperCollins, 1995, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Pages very gently age-tanned.
From the cover: “In Children of Dust Paul Ferris memorably portrayed a family and its fortunes at the turn of the century. The Divining Heart reveals the changes that befall it from the 1920s to the 1940s, as ambition, love, pride and dissipation whirl the Buckleys between high and low society, from a close-knit Welsh community to a Europe threatened by chaos. Morgan Buckley is an opportunist, a chancer, dabbling in book publishing: his forte may be literature, or it may be pornography — the line is thin and Morgan is the man to walk it. Maddening, charming Morgan is not one for the caution urged upon him by his sensible sister Margaret; nor does he play the role of heavy conventional father to his wild daughter Sibli. Sibli is a child of her time, a good-time girl with a brain, a girl who takes her chances and her men among the bright young things who flourish in the new London, who espouses causes as passionately as her father, who loves and leaves with seeming insouciance — but whose heart is more fragile than she cares to admit. Her story, dramatic and heady, is at the centre of a novel which unforgettably matches tragedy with comedy.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 408 pages.