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Don't expect historical accuracy!
on 20 January 2015
I found this mildly amusing, until about a third of the way through where the historical and other inaccuracies got so annoying I had to give up. It's set during the Regency, yet the author refers to the Prince Regent as His Majesty, rather than His Highness. Part of the action takes place on an old "shipping wharf". Brighton was a small fishing village until popularised by the Prince Regent, and the first pier was not built until 1823. The author also repeatedly refers to the ocean. The English Channel is not an ocean and no one, in the 19th century or now would refer to it that way. This is basic research, which as the author refers to herself as a history buff, should have been easy enough to check. Sorry, back to rereading my Georgette Heyers.