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Hodder & Stoughton, London - first edition, © 1961. hardcover, 8" x 5 1/2", with dust jacket. VERY GOOD book in VERY GOOD unclipped dust jacket. Red cloth-bound boards with gold type (& motif) to spine, map Cyprus (1359), family tree of 'Royal House of Cyprus and Jerusalem', author's note at end. An historical novel set in fourteenth-century Cyprus When Eleanora of Aragon sails over the sea as bride to Peter I of Cyprus, last of the great kings of chivalry, chance brings Meriel de Gilles, the despised young daughter of a petty noble, into the queen's service, and there she meets and loves Hugh of Mantua, the king's physician and adviser. Eleanora becomes a hated adulteress, and with the king's brother, brings ruin to Cyprus.