The Scandal of the Season

A Dazzling Story of Risk and Dangerous Liasions.

Beautiful, clever Arabella Fermor is seduced by charming Robert Petre, seventh baron of Ingatestone. Eager to secure herself a rich and handsome husband, Arabella cannot guess that the enigmatic robert is entwined in a treasonous plot against Queen Anne.

Watching the pair from the outskirts is a crippled man destined to become the genius of his age - the poet Alexander Pope. In Arabella and Robert's flirtations he has found the tale of temptation, coquetry and danger that might just make his fortune...

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"Gee knows her period inside out, and recreates it with a kind of loving joy...shows us a society in action rather than merely describing it"
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Convincing, seductive and utterly absorbing, Sophie Gee's debut will transport its readers Observer Secret ambition, hidden hurts, put-downs lobbed by the socially insecure; all of these appear... For anyone who enjoyed Shakespeare in Love or Dangerous Liaisons, The Scandal of the Season is a treat; rich and satisfying Economist Gee knows her period inside out, and recreates it with a kind of loving joy...shows us a society in action rather than merely describing it Guardian Sophie Gee has recreated the real-life scandal that inspired Pope's The Rape Of The Lock to clever, sexy effect, spinning a tale that will appeal to fans of Tracy Chevalier Daily Mail A clever and inviting piece of critical biography masquerading as a light comedy of manners New York Times
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Seitenzahl 320, (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 04.09.2008
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781407013497
Verlag Random House UK
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