Daybreak Into Darkness: A True Story of Happiness and Heartbreak - Rupert BogardeLondon: Macmillan, 2002, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed and creased at top edges. Leans vaguely. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “At the age of twenty-one, shy, inexperienced Rupert Bogarde fell in love with a nurse who was a great deal more worldly than he. The couple moved to France and bought a ruined chapel near Perpignan to turn into a holiday business. With the birth of their two sons their dream should have been complete but Jacquie was suffering under the strain. Moving at a gripping pace, torn by the agonies and responsibilities of love, their lives spiralled towards the inconceivable… In 1993 Jacquie’s car was found crashed by a roadside, with no sign of her anywhere. Rupert soon became the French police’s number one suspect while he looked for her himself — and continued to do so for years. Rupert Bogarde’s memoir is poignant, touching and at times very funny. He writes with wit and affection of his life in the tiny French community and with great honesty about the breakdown of his marriage and the ultimate tragedy of his wife’s disappearance.”