First Edition. The story of Arabella, an adolescent girl obsessed with her doctor. From a childhood blighted by a violent, alcoholic father, Arabella grows into a passionate young woman, impatient of any restraints. Misunderstood by all around her, she craves the security and peace she associates with the Irish doctor, and develops a strange illness, like a fox inside her—biting and tearing her flesh. "Margiad Evans was the pseudonym of Peggy Eileen Whistler (17 March 1909 – 17 March 1958), an English poet, novelist and illustrator with a lifelong identification with the Welsh border country." Uncommon early title. Very Good, few small spots of worn cloth, in Good dustjacket, shallow loss at both top and bottom of front panel, small chips at spine ends and flap corners, soiling to panels.