This is Georgette Heyer's first story actually set in the regency era . Beautiful heiress Judith Tavener and her younger brother become wards of Julian St John Audley the Earl of Worth. What a great name! The two young people have travelled down to London from Yorkshire planning not to set the world on fire but just to shake the straw out of their hair.
Before long a game is afoot to murder the young Percy. Is the culprit the free spending Lord Worth are there other villains in the family such as a dipsomaniac uncles whose pockets are to let? The book is filled with such interesting turns of phrase which are well researched by Heyer, at heart a historian.
These stores are well worth reading.
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