Lucy Nolan was charged with taking care of the invalid daughter of the cold and distant Sir John, whom Lucy names Tiberius. She is very fond of the daughter, Miranda, and thus Lucy cannot help but feel distressed when Sir John introduces a difficult and temperamental ballerina into the household. Or is it something else than concern for Miranda – are her emerging feelings for Sir John himself getting in the way? The dramatic love story dates back to the 20th century and was written under one of Ida Pollock’s pseudonyms, Susan Barrie. A must-read for fans of literary romance and surprising twists of fate. Susan Barrie is a pseudonym of Ida Pollock (1908 – 2013), a highly successful British writer of over 125 romance novels translated into numerous languages and published across the world. Ida Pollock has sold millions of copies over her 90-year career. Pollock began writing when she was 10 years old. Ida has travelled widely, living in several different countries. She continues to be popular amongst both her devoted fan base and new readers alike. Pollock has been referred to as the "world's oldest novelist" who was still active at 105 and continued writing until her death. On the occasion of her 105th birthday, Pollock was appointed honorary vice-president of the Romantic Novelists' Association, having been one of its founding members. Ida Pollock wrote in a wide variety of pseudonyms: Joan M. Allen, Susan Barrie, Pamela Kent, Averil Ives, Anita Charles, Barbara Rowan, Jane Beaufort, Rose Burghley, Mary Whistler and Marguerite Bell.