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By Georgette Heyer

ISBN-10: 1402230230

ISBN-13: 9781402230233

In Frederica, Georgette Heyer explores the problems of a lady of the Regency period working with out the patronage and defense of a man.

A kingdom good looks and a truly able younger lady, Frederica is harassed with the tasks of being head of her kin, leaving her little time to consider herself and her personal destiny. while she brings her brood to London to discover a husband for her stunningly attractive more youthful sister, she evidently expects the patronage in their dad or mum, the Marquis of Alverstoke, who's, despite the fact that, too bored and cynical to be afflicted. but if Frederica's more youthful brother's obsession with such clinical strategies as ironworks and balloon flight results in a devastating twist of fate, the Marquis can not forget about his charges...

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Her hopes of marriage may yet be doomed with the man she so clearly admires. I could not help but watch his progress down the street as he left me—oh, how many times will I have that pleasure left? I hastened on to Harriet’s, hoping that by some small chance, the report might have been a false one, only to have it confirmed and find my dear friend in a state betwixt excitement at the prospect of spending several weeks in Brighton and distress at leaving all her friends behind. She had the most wonderful idea to persuade papa to take a house for the summer and, although my mother and I have petitioned him with the details, he is adamant in his renouncement of any such plan.

It is always felicitous to meet with such handsome relations of one’s fellow officers, and indeed, the word handsome does you no credit. I had no idea Chamberlayne had such a beautiful sister. ” “It is too true, kind sir,” answered “Miss Lucy,” “I have, until recently, been much hidden away at home, but now I have come to Meryton I hope I shall be able to enjoy every society . . ” Denny simpered. ” “Lucy” cried, jumping up excitedly. “I could not wish for anything better; you may engage me for all of my dances,” she declared, forcing all observers to snigger behind hands and into handkerchiefs.

No sooner had we stepped through the French doors than the naughty man was begging to steal a kiss and, as I was thus constrained between a jagged wall and a rugged man, I was forced to surrender. Note to myself—will hereafter forbear kissing gentlemen with whiskers—they tickle too much! Mr Wooton is threatening to pay court and at the very least will call tomorrow. His eyes are too close together and he has damp palms, bad teeth, and breath reminiscent of a stableyard privy. No doubt he will bring Mr Blount for my poor sister, Kitty.

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