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Stranger at Wildings = Kirkby's Changeling (1976)

by Madeleine Brent

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Eighteen year-old Chantal has escaped her unhappy youth in England as she tours Hungary with a circus troupe as one of the 'Flying Gallettis'. When she meets a half-starved tramp who calls himself Martin she is drawn back to her destiny and the unravelling of the mysteries that shroud her life. Who is this Martin who speaks like an English gentleman, what powerful malice has pursued her since childhood, and why?… (more)

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When young Chantal first encounters the tramp who calls himself Martin, she is touring Hungary with a circus company as one of the ‘Flying Gallettis’, and prefers to forget her unhappy early years in faraway England. But a train of events is started which will bring her inevitably back to her destiny and to the unraveling of many mysteries that surround her life: who is this Martin, who speaks like an English gentleman and who looks like a tinker? Whose powerful malice has pursued her since childhood, and why? Who indeed is she? Madeleine Brent tells an exciting tale of a spirited red-headed girl whose willfulness and courage win hearts and bring trouble upon her wherever she goes, a girl who has driven herself unsparingly to attain a rare skill as a circus artist, but whose ambition is to become a doctor. The story moves from the warm and bustling atmosphere of a travelling circus to the cold correctness of English country house society, and back again to Eastern Europe before all the complex strands are finally unraveled
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