The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy

The Exploits and Adventures of Miss Alethea Darcy

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Alethea, the youngest, most talented and high-spirited daughter of the Darcys, has married too hastily on the rebound. She soon discovers that her husband is not only a brute but that he has bizarre ideas about a wife's duty in the bedroom. She will have to flee, yet she knows he will pursue her. She must take drastic measures to foil his plans and protect herself. So Alethea sets out to cross the Channel, masquerading as one Aloysius Hawkins, gentleman. Accompanied only by her redoubtable maid, Figgins, her plan is to join her elder sister in Italy. But events - always dramatic and at times life threatening - conspire to keep the sisters apart. Until the mysterious Titus Manningtree, in Italy to pursue a lost Titian painting, takes a hand in her complicated affairs...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 26mm | 358.34g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752877372
  • 9780752877372
  • 1,041,968

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"Imagine poor Mr. Darcy with marriageable daughters of his own!...Aston takes us on a romp through late Regency society."-- Julia Barrett, author of "Jane Austen's Charlotte"show more

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Elizabeth Aston lives in Oxfordshire with her family.show more

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