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Hero Wantage is desperate to change her fate.

When the dashing Lord Sherry proposes out of the blue, Hero is overjoyed - she'll escape a life as a governess and, once they wed, he can finally claim his inheritance. 

But as Hero attempts to social climb in glamorous London society, Sherry is concerned that her naivety will ruin them both and takes drastic action.

The chaos that follows will push friendships - and hearts - to breaking point.

©1944 Georgette Heyer (P)2021 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

"Absolutely delicious tales of Regency heroes.... Utter, immersive escapism." (Sophie Kinsella)

"Heart-stoppingly gorgeous." (Harriet Evans)

"Georgette Heyer is second to none." (Sunday Times)

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  • A Mac Cready
  • 06-05-2021

poor narration.

Narrator speaks too quickly, spoils a good story. Great characters, complex plot well-executed. Classic Heyer.

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  • M.
  • 02-05-2021

Amusing

Good story. Narrator is excellent actor of character voices. Narrative sections somewhat unclear due to casual accent used. Some usual Penguin issues about under-researched pronunciation. Good production apart from that.

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  • JED
  • 28-04-2021

Excellent story and Narration

I was so pleased this narration came up to expectation.
I love this story of carefree young blades, going about their priviledged lives, in a rather strict society while still enjoying the spirit of youth!
At the same time, one of them taking on a wife from the schoolroom for no other purpose than to get his hands on his inheritance. Needless to say, things don't go exactly to plan. A heartwarming, endearing, easy to listen too novel. I have this by another narrator, the story is the same but this is by far the best narration, with all characters voices easy to listen to and understand. Enjoy it.

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