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One of best-known and most beloved historical novelists captures a whole new audience in a stunning repackage.

In an 18th-Century England of wit, womanising and powdered wigs, provincial Philip Jettan runs the risk of irreproachability. Cleone Charteris stands in no such danger. The golden-haired, headstrong despair of men, she seeks a husband who can duel and dice with the best of them. So Philip leaves for Paris, where his father's hopes and his lover's ideals are realised but with unforeseen consequences for them both ...

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Georgette Heyer is unbeatable.

India Knight

My favourite historical novelist -- stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours.

Margaret Drabble

Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to.

Katie Fforde

A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds.

Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph

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  • EBook

    9781446456729

    March 1, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    176 pages

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    Paperback

    9780099474432

    April 1, 2005

    Arrow

    176 pages

    RRP $26.99

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