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My Last Duchess
by Daisy Goodwin

RRP €11.35

My Last Duchess
by Author Name Daisy Goodwin

Book details for title
List Price:11.35
Format: Paperback, 198 x 139 x 33mm, 512pp
Publication date: 06 Jan 2011
Publisher: Headline Review
ISBN-13: 9780755348084

Description

Cora Cash, possibly the wealthiest heiress in 1890s America, has been raised to believe that money will open every door to her. But when her mother whisks Cora to England to secure her an aristocratic match, Cora is dismayed by the welcome she at first receives. The great English houses in which she is entertained are frosty and forbidding, dogged by intrigue above stairs, and gossip below. And it is only when she loses her heart - to a man she barely knows - that Cora realises the game she is playing is one she does not full understand, and that her own future happiness could be the prize.

Reviews

'Sparkling and thoroughly engaging...the story of a poor little rich girl learning the hard way how to concentrate on the next step along the tightrope makes for a highly enjoyable and intelligent read' The Sunday Times 'Daisy Goodwin's debut novel is a delightful confection - a clash of cultures set in late 19th-century England, embellished with the glittering lavishness that the period implies' Marie Claire 'Anyone suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal symptoms (who isn't?) will find an instant tonic in Daisy Goodwin's My Last Duchess...this is a deliciously evocative first novel that lingers in the mind. Henry James with belles on' Allison Pearson, Telegraph, Books of the Year for Christmas