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Harnessing Peacocks (King Penguin) (original 1985; edition 1990)
by Mary Wesley
Harnessing Peacocks by Mary Wesley (1985)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140123938, Paperback)Mary Wesley creates one of the most enchanting heroines of recent literature in this story of independence, wit, and sensuality. Nineteen-year-old Hebe flees her family to avoid the forced abortion of her illegitimate child. What follows is at times poignant, touching, and in the end, surprising.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:19:50 -0400)
Hebe listens to the unanimous family decision that her unexpected pregnancy should be terminated. Hebe, dissenting, flees into the night. Twelve summers later she is living happily alone with her son in a Cornish seaside town.
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