Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate. Then, in one extraordinary encounter she meets a neighbour she only knows by reputation, the infamous Lord Damerel, and before long is egging on a libertine in his scandalous behaviour.
‘One of my perennial comfort authors. Heyer’s books are as incisively witty and quietly subversive as any of Jane Austen’s’ JOANNE HARRIS
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In all her twenty-five years, Venetia Lanyon has never been further than Harrogate.
Nor has she enjoyed the attentions of any man aside from her two wearisomely persistent suitors.
Then, in one extraordinary encounter, she meets a neighbour she only knew by reputation – the infamous Jasper Damerel.
Before she realises it, Venetia is encouraging a man whose way of life has scandalised the North Riding for years.
‘Rapturously romantic’ Katie Fforde
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