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The Toy Sword (aka Language of the Heart)
The Toy Sword - aka Language of the Heart Author:Elizabeth Cadell Set in the hurly-burly of London and he golden calm of Portugal, this refreshing book is filled with the charm and whimsical humor that Cadell fans have come to expect from their favorite author. The story concerns Edmond Forth, a handsome young man in his mid-thirties, though admittedly a bit stodgy and sober for his years. He is engaged to the... more » beautiful but selfish Angela Wilde, who seems perfect to him until lovely Fran Nash comes riding into his life on the back of a Portuguese donkey.
Fran's summer personality melts Edmond's reserve, and when she changes a few words of a telegram he had entrusted to her, Fran also alters the whole course of this settled existence. In spite of himself, Edmond becomes involved with the affairs of his eccentric cousins, Louisa and Frederica, and with the problems the amazing collection of folk living in Fran's London boarding house.