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Mr. Cavendish, I Presume Mass Market Paperback – 19 Oct 2008

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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Books (19 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060876115
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060876111
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,144,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'Quinn has a smart, funny touch ... that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'reminiscent of Bridget Jones' Time Magazine --Time Magazine

'smart, funny' --Time Magazine

'Delightful' --Nora Roberts --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The latest Regency romance from NEW YORK TIMES bestseller Julia Quinn. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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'The Lost Duke of Wyndham' was a disappointing read in some ways, with several scenes unexplained as they were to be the focus of this book. I looked forward to reading 'Mr Cavendish, I Presume' as I was rather interested in what would become of Thomas, the former Duke of Wyndham, and how he would end up with Amelia Willoughby. These questions were answered by this book but, sadly, there wasn't much else new or interesting in it. Many of the scenes are the same as in 'The Lost Duke of Wyndham', although from either Thomas's or Amelia's point of view (rather than Grace or Jack's), and the whole book felt rather repetitive. We experienced the same events a second time from a slightly different point of view with a few different insights into what was happening, but there wasn't much else to the book. Someone who hasn't read the previous book would be able to follow the events in this one easily enough as most scenes are explained so it doesn't seem to matter in which order they are read.

Thomas did come across as a rather more likeable character than the rather ineffectual chap of the previous book. Amelia was a good, strong character in this story, caged by her family's expectations of her and worried, at least initially, that she's marrying a man who barely even notices her. As the book moved forward and it appeared Thomas would no longer be the duke there were some interesting moments as he imagined his life without this enormous part of his identity but overall the story felt thin in places. Julia Quinn has a sparky, lively writing style which is good to read if often historically inaccurate.
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I agree with the previous review, I'm a big fan of Julia Quinn and thought the idea of telling the same story from different perspectives a clever technique but felt a bit cheated by this book, whole chunks of the The Lost Duke of Wyndham were repeated almost verbatim and so I felt like this book wasn't offering much that was actually different. I read the Lost Duke first and this straight afterwards so maybe I would not have noticed so much if I'd read them with more time in between.
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See my Blog Post (#94) in March 2011 - book borrowed from local library.

There really should be a higher than a 5 ++ Star rating, as this book deserves it.

The flip side of the story - from the point of view of Thomas, the Duke of Wyndham, before he was dispossessed of his title by Jack (see The Lost Duke of Wyndham). Complicated? Oh you bet ya little cotton socks it is ......... and perfectly written.

Thomas the Duke of Wyndham has been engaged to Amelia since they were both in their cradle, but has dragged his well polished Hessians, and never quite managed to make it to the alter. Along comes Jack the Highwayman, who dispossesses him of the title of Duke and marries Grace their grandmother's companion. What of Amelia? Read the book people ................. I love, love, love it ........... no doubt both of the books will be read, and re-read over and over again.

Run and buy it .... laugh and marvel out just what a comic genius Julia Quinn is.
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I have to agree with other reviewers on this one. I too found it repetitive and the repeating of the text meant we didn't really get to see the characters of Thomas and Amelia develop. As a consequence they remained two dimensional. It lacked the writer's usual wit as well. I said in my review of "The lost Duke of Wyndham" that I didn't like Thomas and to be honest I still didn't really like him at the end of this book. Perhaps because I didn't feel that I knew him any more than I did at the end of that last book. I liked Amelia a bit more, but just didn't find her that interesting, either. Maybe as somone else suggested these two books just have been one book, telling us the story of all four characters together. One final thought is that I didn't find the love story between these two very convincing or enjoyable. In all other JQ books I have read, there has always been a spark between the hero and heroine from the start, even if they weren't in love. These two barely acknowledged each other for years. Then suddenly Amelia fell in love with Thomas for no apparent reason and he went from ignoring her to suddenly wanting her desperately. Why? Just because he thought he wouldn't be able to marry her anymore if he wasn't the Duke? I didn't find it very romantic. If this is your first JQ book, please don't be put off though, there are definitely better ones out there.
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I enjoyed seeing the story from 'the other side'. I know that some reviewers felt it was boring hearing the same story again. But I had always wondered what was going on in Thomas's and Amelia's minds and hearts. Perhaps John - the lost Duke of Wyndham - was a bit more dashing - and I really enjoyed that book. But I thought it was an interesting idea that Julia Quinn had, and for me it worked out well.
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Just read The Lost Duke of Wyndham and skip this book! Amelia is such a weak character, she is just plain NOT interesting. Like previous reviews, it is all repetition. It was like reading the The Lost Duke of Wyndham AGAIN. Don't buy it, waste of money.
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