Unknown Ajax by Georgette Heyer

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"Wonderful entertainment from first page to last."
? Chicago Sunday Tribune

A past dispute ...
When the irascible Lord Darracott's eldest son dies unexpectedly, the noble family must accept their estranged Yorkshire cousin as heir apparent. They are convinced he will prove to be a sadly vulgar person, but nothing could have prepared the beleaguered family for the arrival of Major Hugo Darracott ...

A present deception...
His clever and beautiful cousin Anthea is sure there's more to the gentle giant than Hugo's innocent blue eyes and broad Yorkshire brogue would lead one to believe. But even she doesn't guess what he's capable of, until a family crisis arises and only Hugo can preserve the family's honor, leading everybody on a merry chase in the process ...

What Readers Say:

"What Heyer does best: comedy, engaging characters, and excellent writing."

"A very enjoyable romp with a positively masterly denouement."

"Georgette Heyer reaches the pinnacle of her skill with this book."

"Among the best of Heyer's Regency novels ? very, very funny."

"The pitch-perfect comedy, as the Ajax takes the reins of the family, is fantastic."

Georgette Heyer wrote over fifty novels, including Regency romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. She was known as the Queen of Regency romance, and was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, and her extraordinary plots and characterizations.


About Georgette Heyer

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Georgette Heyer was born on August 16, 1902 at Wimbledon, London. She wrote The Black Moth as a story for her brother Boris. Her father, impressed with his daughter's imagination, suggested that she prepare it to be published, which it was by Constable in 1921. Having scored an instant success with The Black Moth at the age of nineteen under her own name, Georgette Heyer, she experimented with a pseudonym, Stella Martin, for her third book, published by Mills & Boon. She continued writing and in 1925 she married Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. After reasonable but not spectacular sales from her first few books the instant success of These Old Shades in 1926 brought her a solid source of income which was very necessary at the time since the family relied to a large extent on the income from Georgette Heyer's writing. She wrote over fifty books during her lifetime and created the Regency England genre of romance novels. She died on July 4, 1974 at the age of 71.
Published September 1, 2011 by Sourcebooks Casablanca. 377 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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