By Georgette Heyer
Set within the Georgian interval, approximately two decades ahead of the Regency, those outdated colours is taken into account to be the booklet that introduced Heyer's occupation. It beneficial properties of Heyer's so much memorable characters: Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, and Leonie, whom he rescues from a lifetime of ignomy and springs to like and marry.
The Duke is understood for his coldness of demeanour, his awesome omniscience, and his debauched way of life. overdue one night, he's accosted through a teen wearing ragged boy's garments working clear of a brutal rustic mother or father. The Duke buys "Leon" and makes the kid his web page. "Leon" is actually Leonie, and he or she serves the Duke with deep devotion. while he uncovers the real tale of her start, he wreaks an unforgettable revenge on her sinister father in a chilling scene of public humiliation.
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