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.
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'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)
7.6 million viewers are tuning into Downtown Abbey. All of them will love and immediately recognise the world of MY LAST DUCHESS, with its lavish period detail, gossip below stairs, and intrigue above.
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Descrizione libro Headline, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 7.80x5.16x1.30 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0755348087
Descrizione libro Headline Review, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0755348087
Descrizione libro Headline Review, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110755348087