These Old Shades (Historical Romances)
Set within the Georgian interval, approximately twenty years earlier than the Regency, those outdated colours is taken into account to be the publication that introduced Heyer's profession. It positive factors of Heyer's such a lot memorable characters: Justin Alastair, the Duke of Avon, and Leonie, whom he rescues from a lifetime of ignomy and springs to like and marry.
The Duke is understood for his coldness of demeanour, his outstanding omniscience, and his debauched way of life. past due one night, he's accosted through a teenager wearing ragged boy's garments working clear of a brutal rustic mother or father. The Duke buys "Leon" and makes the kid his web page. "Leon" is actually Leonie, and she or he serves the Duke with deep devotion. whilst he uncovers the real tale of her beginning, he wreaks an unforgettable revenge on her sinister father in a chilling scene of public humiliation.
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