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Stepping into the wrong carriage at a Sussex village, Elinor Rochdale is swept up in a thrilling and dangerous adventure. Overnight the would-be governess becomes mistress of a ruined estate and partner in a secret conspiracy to save a family's name. By midnight she is a bride, by dawn a widow.
"Triumphantly good... Georgette Heyer is unbeatable" -- India Knight * Sunday Telegraph * "My favourite historical novelist" * Margaret Drabble * "A writer of great wit and style ... I've read her books to ragged shreds" -- Kate Fenton * Daily Telegraph *
ISBN: 9780099468073 ISBN-10: 0099468077 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 288 Published: 3rd January 2005 Publisher: Cornerstone Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1
Author of over fifty books, Georgette Heyer is the best-known and best-loved of all historical novelists, making the Regency period her own. Her first novel, The Black Moth, published in 1921, was written at the age of fifteen to amuse her convalescent brother; her last was My Lord John. Famous for her historical novels, she also wrote twelve highly acclaimed mystery novels. Georgette Heyer died in 1974 at the age of seventy-one.