The India Fan Author:Victoria Holt I had always been fascinated by the big house of Framling. Perhaps it had begun when I was two years old and Fabian Framling had kidnapped me and kept me there for two weeks. It was a house full of shadows and mystery, I discovered when I went in search of the peacock-feather fan. In the long corridors, in the gallery, in the silent rooms, th... more »e past seemed to be leering at one from all corners, insidiously imposing itself on the present and almost - though never quite - obliterating it.
~For Drusilla Delany, the past will be a haunting presence even beyond the walls of the great Farmling estate. The daughter of the local vicar, as a small girl she becomes inextricably bound to the wealthy Framling family, most especially to the two spoiled children, Fabian and Lavinia. Through them, she finds herself the unlikely heir to an extraordinary bejeweled fan made of peacock feathers. But though the fan is priceless and dazzlingly beautiful to behold, it bears a curse that promises ill fortune and death to all who possess it......« less