A Lady’s Guide to Fortune-Hunting

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What to expect

Read summer 2022’s biggest historical debut!

’A sassy, witty, delicious tale’ SOPHIE KINSELLA

’A formidable Austentacious talent – I can’t rave enough about it’ JANICE HALLETT

’Plucky, witty and bright’ NITA PROSE


The season is about to begin – and there’s not a minute to lose…

Kitty Talbot needs a fortune.

Or rather, she needs a husband who has a fortune. This is 1818 after all, and only men have the privilege of seeking their own riches.

With just twelve weeks until Kitty and her sisters are made homeless, launching herself into London society is the only avenue open to her. And Kitty must use every ounce of cunning and ingenuity she possesses to climb the ranks.

The only one to see through her plans is the worldly Lord Radcliffe and he is determined to thwart her at any cost.

Can Kitty secure a fortune and save her sisters from poverty? There is not a day to lose and no one – not even a lord – will stand in her way…

Critics Review

  • ‘[A] scintillating, swash-buckling debut … terrifically fun’ Sunday Times

    ‘What a sassy, witty, delicious tale. Kitty Talbot is a fabulous, fearless heroine’ Sophie Kinsella

    ‘A thoroughly modern heroine with wit, style and energy … a formidable Austentacious talent’ Janice Hallett

    ‘Delicious – frothy, gossipy and glamorous’ Daily Mail

    ‘Charming, witty and infectiously exuberant’ Santa Montefiore

    ‘Divine – an utter delight’ Nina Stibbe

    ‘Will fill the Bridgerton-shaped hole in your life’ Red

    ‘Plucky, witty and bright … Readers of Jane Austen and fans of Bridgerton will swoon’ Nita Prose

    ‘A diamond of the first water! Shades of Heyer with a dash of modern roguishness … Full of heart and swooningly romantic’ Beth Morrey

    ‘An addictive read’ Sunday Express

    Bridgerton fans will devour Sophie Irwin’s delightful Regency debut’ Kate Quinn

    ‘Utterly delightful and impossible to put down’ Louise O’Neill

    ‘[A] whip-smart, beautifully observed, sparkling romance’ Lindsey Kelk

    ‘Full of spirit and gumption … enormous fun: just what we all need’ AJ Pearce

    ‘Funny, fresh and original – you’ll want to put it straight on your dance card’ Cesca Major

    ‘Very clever and hugely entertaining’ Sarah Hilary

    ‘This is SO much fun. The most pleasing homage to Georgette Heyer with a thoroughly modern sensibility. Tremendous stuff’ Harriet Tyce

    ‘A huge, warm treat of a book. Refreshing, funny and sparklingly smart … The debut of the season’ Cressida McLaughlin

    ‘A sparkling debut that reads like a turbo-charged Jane Austen’ Joanna Toye

    ‘I cheered for Kitty as she confronts polite society in her outrageous pursuit of a rich husband….an impressive debut’ Mary Balogh

    ‘Move over, Mr Darcy! Readers of Jane Austen will adore this hilarious, sparkling debut! Utterly irresistible’ Eloisa James

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