The Master of Heronsbridge

. . . an Iris Bromige title

The Master of Heronsbridge (1969)
Hodder and Stoughton (1969)

Feeling a fish out of water in the London home where her stepmother was remorsely driving her father up the ladder of success, Charlotte escaped to a post as a secretary-companion at Heronsbridge. Here was the kind of country life she loved. Her employer, Edwina Staverton, was a delightful personality, but towards the rest of the family, especially Mike, the son making stern efforts to get the place on its feet again, Charlotte had very mixed feelings. She had set out to prove her independence - and found something more lasting.

The Master of Heronsbridge (1971)
Hodder Paperbacks (1971)

Leaving the rat-race in London and taking a job in the country, Charlotte Leyburn finds the provincial life a good deal more hectic and demanding than she imagined it would be.

In her position as secretary-companion, she finds herself intimately involved in a household where the stresses and strains of family rivalry come all too often to the surface. She is also puzzled and perhaps a little excited by a growing but totally unfamiliar feeling for the eldest son, Mike, when his personality hard-driving, brusque, seemingly unsentimental should have dictated a different reaction in her altogether.

IPC Magazines - Woman's Weekly Fiction Series
Vol 1, No 9 (1974)

Two dominant, dissident brothers had come home .... each determined to have his own way ... each claiming some measure of loyalty from Charlotte, who soon found that loving means commitment - for better or worse.

Date Publisher Binding Remarks
1969 Hodder and Stoughton hardback
1971 Hodder Paperbacks paperback
1974 IPC Magazines paperback Woman's Weekly Fiction Series (Vol 1, No 9)

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