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An eligible bachelor, a 'long meg' and a spoilt beauty.
on 13 May 2002
When I read that this book detailed life in the country, and not in the glamour of London or Bath I was almost put off. What a mistake that would have been. One of the most enjoyable Heyer novels I have read. Sir Waldo Hawkridge is one of the most endearing Heyer heroes; Tiffany Wield is as spoilt as only a truly beautiful girl knows how to be; and Ancilla Trent, despite her reserve, proves to be one of the most enjoyable of all the Heyer heroines - your heart will go out to her. You find yourself worrying over Julian Lindeth as though he were a member of your family. The characters come to life in the relatively quiet backdrop of the West Riding, and you find yourself alternatively exasperated and amused by the antics of the 'beautiful Miss Wield'. One of the wittiest stories Heyer has concocted , that will have you chuckling to yourself. Only one fault - it is over too soon.