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Witty, elegant, stylish and the best comedies of manners since Jane Austen.
‘Mad Nicholas’ to his friends, ‘Scourge of Spain’ to the enemy, Sir Nicholas Beauvallet has never been known to resist a challenge.When a captured galleon yields the lovely Doña Dominica de Rada y Sylva, he vows to return her and her father to the shores of Spain. But he has no sooner done so than he proposes a venture more reckless than any of his exploits on the high seas which have made him Drake’s equal and a favourite of the Queen. He will take Dominica as his bride even if he must enter the lion’s den…
© Georgette Heyer 1929 (P) Penguin Audio 2021
Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire toKatie Fforde
My favourite historical novelist – stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hoursMargaret Drabble
A writer of great wit and style – I’ve read her books to ragged shredsDaily Telegraph
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Georgette Heyer is unbeatableIndia Knight
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