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Touch Not the Cat (original 1976; edition 2005)
by Mary Stewart
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060823720, Mass Market Paperback)
Bryony Ashley knows that her family's grand estate is both hell and paradise -- once elegant and beautiful, yet mired in debt and shrouded in shadow. Devastated by her father;s sudden strange death abroad, she is nonetheless relieved to learn the responsibility of running Ashley Court has fallen to a cousin. Still, her father's final, dire warning about a terrible family curse haunts her days and her dreams.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:02:32 -0400)
Story about a search for a phantom lover, an ancestral family home, a father's strange dying words, and a spirited young Englishwoman with the "gift" who discovers that her lover may be her father's killer.
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