The Way of the World

The Way of the World

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It is 1818, and Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy's five daughters have left their country home to spend some months in the dashing and dangerous world of Regency London. It is a time of change in social attitudes and political thought, with the privileges of aristocrats and the conservatism of landowners being challenged by new men and radical thinkers. But women still play little part in this wider world, and Camilla Darcy finds how limited are the options open to an intelligent, independent-minded young woman, and how unforgiving even this apparently liberal society is to those who transgress its rules. The sisters are assailed from all sides by lavish parties, temptations and hidden schemes, not to mention the inevitable heartbreaks arising from close proximity to so many eligible men. Camilla's sense of humour and clear mind might be enough to save her from London's excesses, but will she be able to save her sisters, too? In WAY OF THE WORLD Elizabeth Aston presents an array of memorable nineteenth-century characters - beautiful, naive, mischievous and downright wicked - in a witty and perceptive tale reminiscent of the novels of Georgette Heyer, spiced with a generous dash of Jane Austen.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 149 x 225 x 28mm | 565g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 075285240X
  • 9780752852409

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MEDIA 'Aston comments on the period with affection, respect and a ready wit.'GOOD BOOK GUIDE HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW will be featuring a review by Jay Dixon who will also be recommending it to the 500 members of the online Georgette Heyer fanclub. A review will also appear on www.myshelf.com Elizabeth Aston has been interviewed for a profile piece in WRITING MAGAZINE An article bythe author will appear in JANE AUSTEN REGENCY WORLD magazine and a review inthe newsletter of the JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA will reach 500 Austenshow more

About Elizabeth Aston

Elizabeth Aston lives in Dorset with her husband, son and daughter.show more

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1 7% (245)
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