A Duke Walked into a House Party

A Duke Walked into a House Party

The entire region is infested with dukes, thus its unfortunate style, the Dukeries. Because I myself am a duke—lest you forget that detail—I am obligated to exchange courtesy visits with half the shire.” He kept his hand on the door ...

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Grace Burrowes

ISBN: 9781941419915

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May I Have This Duke -- previously available in Dancing in the Duke's Arms Gerard Hammersley, Duke of Hardcastle, is dragooned by an old friend into attending a house party, though Hardcastle refuses to fall prey to the matchmakers who relish such gatherings. He recruits his nephew’s prim, prickly governess, Miss Ellen MacHugh, to preserve him from being compromised by the matchmakes, and offers in exchange to deflect the amorous viscounts who plague Ellen. Ellen agrees to Hardcastle’s scheme for two reasons. First, she’s been attracted to His Grace since the day she laid eyes on him, and knows that behind Hardcastle’s lack of charm lies a ferociously loyal and faithful heart. Second, she’s departing from Hardcastle’s household at the conclusion of the house party, and two weeks safeguarding His Grace’s bachelorhood is as much pleasure—and as much torment—as she can endure before she leaves him. The Duke of My Dreams--previously available in Once Upon a Dream Banker's daughter Anne Faraday is cast into the company of Elias, Duke of Sedgemere, at house party in the Lakes. Anne warms to the lonely man and conscientious father behind the title, and Elias becomes enthralled with the brilliant, burdened woman beneath Anne's genteel facade. Liking turns to love under the Cumbrian summer moon, but family obligations, secrets, and a prodigal duck conspire to thwart the course of true love.
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A Duke Walked Into a House Party

A Duke Walked Into a House Party

Ellen agrees to Hardcastle's scheme for two reasons. First, she's been attracted to His Grace since the day she laid eyes on him, and knows that behind Hardcastle's lack of charm lies a ferociously loyal and faithful heart.

Author: Grace Burrowes

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May I Have This Duke - previously available in Dancing in the Duke's ArmsGerard Hammersley, Duke of Hardcastle, is dragooned by an old friend into attending a house party, though Hardcastle refuses to fall prey to the matchmakers who relish such gatherings. He recruits his nephew's prim, prickly governess, Miss Ellen MacHugh, to preserve him from being compromised by the matchmakes, and offers in exchange to deflect the amorous viscounts who plague Ellen. Ellen agrees to Hardcastle's scheme for two reasons. First, she's been attracted to His Grace since the day she laid eyes on him, and knows that behind Hardcastle's lack of charm lies a ferociously loyal and faithful heart. Second, she's departing from Hardcastle's household at the conclusion of the house party, and two weeks safeguarding His Grace's bachelorhood is as much pleasure-and as much torment-as she can endure before she leaves him.The Duke of My Dreams-previously available in Once Upon a DreamBanker's daughter Anne Faraday is cast into the company of Elias, Duke of Sedgemere, at house party in the Lakes. Anne warms to the lonely man and conscientious father behind the title, and Elias becomes enthralled with the brilliant, burdened woman beneath Anne's genteel facade. Liking turns to love under the Cumbrian summer moon, but family obligations, secrets, and a prodigal duck conspire to thwart the course of true love. (LuluPress)
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Nicholas Lord of Secrets

Nicholas  Lord of Secrets

temporary job in the wilds of Hampshire restoring some paintings for the widowed Mrs. Verity Channing is simply a ... Duke and His Duchess) is already on the shelves, as is A Lady Without Peer, and A Duke Walked into a House Party.

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Grace Burrowes

ISBN: 9781952443015

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Nicholas Haddonfield has something to hide... After a wild youth, Nicholas Haddonfield has promised his ailing father he'll finally take a bride, though doing so will force Nick to make impossible choices and face old, painful wounds. Leah Lindsey is glad to find refuge from her own desperate situation in a marriage of convenience with the gallant viscount. But soon convenience is not enough, and Leah can't understand why Nick remains so distant. What is he hiding, and will he ever allow her into his heart?
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Darius

Darius

The Windham Ducal Duet (The Courtship/The Duke and His Duchess) is already on the shelves, as is A Lady Without Peer, and A Duke Walked into a House Party. More duets and so forth to follow. If you'd like to stay up to date with all of ...

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Grace Burrowes

ISBN: 9781952443008

Category: Fiction

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Though there are lines he will not cross, Darius Lindsey has become the favored plaything of bored, wealthyt society ladies. He contracts one final engagement with the pretty, sweet, Lady Vivian Longstreet, in hopes that meeting his obligations to Vivian will free him from the financial constraints making his life hell. Darius finds that the bargain he thought would cost him the last of his self-respect instead resurrects both his honor and his heart.
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A Lady Without Peer

A Lady Without Peer

A Duke Walked Into a House Party was the first of those projects. The Windham Ducal Duet (The Courtship/The Duke and His Duchess) will follow shortly. If you'd like to stay up to date with all of these illustrious doin's, ...

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Grace Burrowes

ISBN: 9781941419953

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Two PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED Regency novellas... His Grace for the Win (from The Duke's Bridle Path): Philippe, Duke of Lavelle, has sworn off all things equestrian after his brother's riding accident. Just one tiny problem: The woman who steals Philippe's heart, Harriet Talbot, loves horses, and generally only notices men when they're in the saddle. Will Philippe rise to the challenge, or come a cropper for the sake of true love? The Will to Love (from How to Find a Duke in Ten Days) The Earl of Ramsdale is convinced that his late uncle's will holds the key to finding at least one portion of a long-lost Renaissance manuscript. The only person skilled enough to translate the will in ten short days is Miss Philomena Peebles, who has no patience with handsome, presumptuous earls. Will Ramsdale find the fabled literary treasure, or lose his heart to the last woman he should propose to?
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A Woman of True Honor

A Woman of True Honor

I'm also busy, busy, busy bundling up previously published novellas from anthologies no longer in circulation (A Duke Walked into House Party is my first venture in this regard), pondering stories for Ash and Cam Dorning, and noshing on ...

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Grace Burrowes Publishing

ISBN: 9781941419908

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

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Valerian Dorning is handsome, charming, and absolutely pockets to let. He’s hopelessly attracted to heiress Emily Pepper, but an honorable man must bring independent means to his marriage. Emily has been chased by enough fortune hunters to know that the forthright fellow who balks at taking advantage of her wealth is exactly the man she needs, but she’s hiding secrets that Valerian must never learn. He needs a fortune, she needs a miracle. How can true love prevail?
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IT GOES ON BY RONALD PHILLIPS AKA REP

   IT    GOES ON BY RONALD PHILLIPS AKA REP

Before we went, we purchased a couple of bottles of wine. When we got there, ToBoo was recognized by Little Ricky, the duke of Centerfield. ... ToBoo introduced me to Little Ricky before we walked into the house party.

Author: Ronald Phillips

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781456895204

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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I remember playing the game tag as a kid. One of my brothers would suddenly holler, "You´re It!" and then tag whoever was closest and run. When I was it, I was livid...pissed. I didn´t understand why being it was so ugly and unwanted. I just hated it and always questioned, "Why?" Inspired by the popular chldhood game, ´It´ Goes On is a beautiful autobiographical account that follows the life´s journey of Roland Ezekiel Phelps, the author´s superego. It is a story of the reality of the game of "tag" and how "It" continually molded his life as a Phelps. Throughout this book, readers will know him more as a Negro, a Phelps, a twin, a Cub Scout, a high school drop out, an army vet, a murderer, an inmate, an anomaly...and much more - a preview of a lifetime of tags. It´s an egrossing memoir designed to captivate and inspire readers.
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Party Like a Lacrosse Star

Party Like a Lacrosse Star

... between the Duke police and the Durham police to increase enforcement. This backfired in a serious manner when an overzealous member of a Durham PD task force (the Alcohol Law Enforcement effort or ALE) walked into a house party to ...

Author: Paul Montgomery

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615171500

Category: Law

Page: 92

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A neighbor's eye view of the Duke lacrosse scandal including pertinent background on Durham and the prevailing sentiments on display.
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The Sphinx

The Sphinx

The duke got a sore throat and a temper to match, and on Christmas Day, Gladys woke at six in the morning and wept. ... A month later they were included in the house-party at Wentworth when the Prince of Wales came to stay.

Author: Hugo Vickers

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529390759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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**The Times and Sunday Times Books of the Year 2020** 'Vickers gives breathing, alarming life to a woman who puzzled and thrilled her contemporaries' SUNDAY TIMES 'Best Paperbacks of 2021' 'A continuously astonishing and ultimately moving account of a unique figure, the stuff of great literature' Simon Callow, SUNDAY TIMES 'This biography is truly wonderful - a masterclass in storytelling' SUNDAY TIMES 'The most extraordinary, rackety life' William Boyd, DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Hugo Vickers's life of Gladys Marlborough is an extraordinary and tragic story, with special resonance today' EVENING STANDARD ******************* One of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, Gladys Deacon dazzled and puzzled the glittering social circles in which she moved. Born in Paris to American parents in 1881, Gladys emerged from a traumatic childhood - her father having shot her mother's lover dead when Gladys was only eleven - to captivate and inspire some of the greatest literary and artistic names of the Belle Epoque. Marcel Proust wrote of her, 'I never saw a girl with such beauty, such magnificent intelligence, such goodness and charm.' Berenson considered marrying her, Rodin and Monet befriended her, Boldini painted her and Epstein sculpted her. In 1921, when Gladys was forty, she achieved the wish she had held since the age of fourteen to marry the 9th Duke of Marlborough, then freshly divorced from fellow American Consuelo Vanderbilt. Gladys's circle now included Lady Ottoline Morrell, Lytton Strachey and Winston Churchill, who described her as 'a strange, glittering being'. But life at Blenheim was not a success: when the Duke evicted her in 1933, the only remaining signs of Gladys were two sphinxes bearing her features on the west terraces and mysterious blue eyes in the grand portico. She became a recluse, and the wax injections she'd had to straighten her nose when she was 22 had by now ravaged her beauty. Gladys was to spend her last years in the psycho-geriatric ward of a mental hospital, where she was discovered by a young Hugo Vickers. Intrigued and compelled to unmask the truth of her mysterious life, Vickers visited her over the course of two years, eventually publishing Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, a biography of her life - and his first book - in 1979, two years after Gladys's death. Forty years on, Vickers has now completely rewritten and revised his original biography, updating it with previously unavailable material and drawing on his own personal research all over Europe and America. The Sphinx is a fascinating portrait of this elusive but brilliant woman who was at the centre of a now bygone era of wealth and privilege - and a tribute to one of the brightest stars of her age.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Duke s Secret Heir

The Duke s Secret Heir

To be accurate, she had hired a house just outside the capital, in Kensington, where she resided very quietly, no invitations, no callers. However, from there she might walk into town if she wished, or go to the theatre or museums.

Author: Sarah Mallory

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781488021138

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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"This, madam, changes everything." Years ago, in the Egyptian desert, Ellen Tatham fell wildly in love and exchanged vows with Max Colnebrooke. But, when made to believe Max could not be trusted, she fled… Now, Max is back in England to take up the reins as Duke of Rossenhall. And when he spies Ellen at a ball, the sparks are hard to contain! Little does Max know, though, that Ellen has a secret… And soon, he must learn to embrace an unexpected heir, and an unexpected—and disconcertingly defiant—duchess!
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Entitlement Honour Responsibility

Entitlement Honour Responsibility

She is very like my own sister Anne who as a daughter of a duke, has been pampered, allowed to get her own way. ... But she did not count on.... our parents, and grandmother walking into the library at the house party we were attending.

Author: C A Hunter

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359434633

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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While out on her early morning ride, Arabella Everill sees a large carriage entering her grandparents property. Being the curious minded young lady, she waits to find out who the person is. Noticing it is her grandparents neighbour, calling at such an early hour outside of prescribed visiting hours. Arabella realises something of great importance must have brought him here at this time of the year. The London Season is about to start and normally he is well entrenched in the capital by now. Arabella sees it as her duty, out of love for her grandparents, to discover what is happening. She rides with great speed back to her grandparents house to find out why he is here. Marcus, Duke of Whitchurch urgently rushes to the Earl and Countess of Wrenbury, to prevent a disaster. After hearing a conversation and consulting with his uncle, the Archbishop of Canterbury, they have devised a way to save the Earl's granddaughter.
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No Other Duke Will Do

No Other Duke Will Do

A costly, pointless house party did not figure into his plans at all. He and Radnor walked in silence toward Haverford Castle's back terrace. The prospect across the gardens was lovely and should have been soothing.

Author: Grace Burrowes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780349415475

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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'Smart, sexy, and oh-so-romantic' Mary Balogh Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts. Though he has a long-term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution: host a house party for London's single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride. Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand. As much as she'd much rather be reading Shakespeare than husband-hunting, she has to admit she's impressed by Julian's protective instincts, broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library. As the two spend more time together, their attraction is overwhelming, unexpected... and absolutely impossible. With meddling siblings, the threat of financial ruin, and gossips lurking behind every potted palm, will they find true love or true disaster? The sparkling third book in the New York Times bestselling Windham Brides series - perfect for fans of Eloisa James, Tessa Dare and Elizabeth Hoyt The Windham Brides series: The Trouble with Dukes Too Scot to Handle No Other Duke Will Do A Rogue of Her Own Praise for Grace Burrowes: 'Wonderfully funny, moving romance, not to be missed!' Eloisa James 'Sexy heroes, strong heroines, intelligent plots, enchanting love stories...Grace Burrowes's romances have them all' Mary Balogh 'Grace Burrowes is a romance treasure' Tessa Dare 'Grace Burrowes writes from the heart - with warmth, humor, and a generous dash of sensuality, her stories are unputdownable! If you're not reading Grace Burrowes you're missing the very best in today's Regency Romance!' Elizabeth Hoyt
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Music and Theatre in Handel s World

Music and Theatre in Handel s World

Thursday the Duke of Gloucester & the H [ igh ] Prince of Brunswick came from Southampton to Salisbury & went to the ... Six o'clock came but no Duke , which distrest us to a degree as we knew the Wilton House party were ? waiting at ...

Author: Donald Burrows

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198166540

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1212

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James Harris (1709-80) was an author of philosophical treatises and an enthusiastic amateur musician who directed the concerts and music festivals at Salisbury for nearly fifty years. His family and social circle had close connections with London's music-making: his brother was a witness to Handel's will, and his correspondents sent him lively reports on all aspects of musical life in the capital-opera, oratorio, concerts, but also about the leading performers, music copyists, and instrument makers. In 1761 Harris became a member of Parliament and thereafter divided his time between London and Salisbury. His letters and diaries provide an unrivalled record of concert- and theatre-going in London, including exchanges of letters with David Garrick about a production at Drury Lane. As his children grew up an engaging family correspondence emerged. We learn of his daughters' involvement in concerts and amateur theatrical productions; his son, who pursued a diplomatic career, reported on operas, concerts, and plays in the court of Frederick the Great and Catherine the Great. Now, for the first time, it is possible to enjoy in full the lively first-hand descriptions from Harris's family papers, which contribute fascinating insights into contemporary eighteenth-century musical and theatrical life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Twelve Lords for Christmas

Twelve Lords for Christmas

Without her, he'd have to handle all the newly gained responsibilities of becoming a peer and arrange the blasted house party. ... It was a tradition for every Duke of Somerset to spend Christmas celebrating in Carlisle.

Author: Deb Marlowe

Publisher: Fiddlehead Press

ISBN: 9781680131376

Category: Fiction

Page: 700

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From sexy earls to holiday ghosts, second chances to false engagements, find your Christmas cheer in these twelve sweet-to-spicy historical romance tales from bestselling and award-winning authors! The lord you've been looking for might be just a page-turn away... A CUP OF CHEER - Deb Marlowe The Earl of Chester’s wild ways nearly cause a disaster and set him to reevaluating his lifestyle. Paired up with his grandmother’s companion and charged with bringing Christmas to a lonely house, will he come to believe in himself—and love? THE MISTLETOE TRAP - Eve Pendle A spicy-hot story of a heroine with a flair for enterprising embroidery and a botanist single father hero. Can a scandal that compromises Amelia's reputation give their love a second chance? A MOST INCONVENIENT EARL - Claire Delacroix When Eurydice Goodenham unexpectedly proposes a marriage of convenience to Sebastian Montgomery, Earl of Rockmorton, the notorious rake is intrigued. Sebastian soon realizes that the unpredictable Eurydice is the perfect match for him - but can he convince his skeptical bride to take a chance on love? THE LADY’S GUIDE TO MISTLETOE AND MAYHEM - Emmanuelle de Maupassant On the run until she receives her inheritance, Ursula takes on the identity of an etiquette teacher and heads to Castle Dunrannoch to whip her 'young charge' into shape. But the long-lost heir is a whole lot more than she's bargained for! A COUNTESS FOR CHRISTMAS - Anthea Lawson Miss Cecilia Fairfax dreads the upcoming holidays, especially when her brother brings home an unexpected guest. But of all the blessings of the season, sometimes the most unexpected is love. MISS ISABELLA THAWS A FROSTY LORD - Larissa Lyons A Regency heroine risks her overbearing father’s displeasure by attending a house party, never dreaming she’ll meet a formidable lord who will discover all her secrets. HER ACCIDENTAL GROOM - Nadine Millard Lady Natalia Soronsky and Lord Benjamin Strafford started out as enemies and ended up as co-conspirators in a faux betrothal. But the longer they continue the ruse, the more they start to wonder just how false their feelings are. CHRISTMAS SPIRITS - Jane Charles When Benjamin Storm, Earl of Kenley, is sent to Scotland to procure a missing whisky shipment, he encounters the most unusual smuggler. JOY TO THE WORLD - Nicole Zoltack Unbeknownst to Eliza Berkeley, the man she thought she was going to marry was not Stephen Huntington, the Duke of Wyndale. Will a match formed through deceit blossom into love this Christmas? TO FALL FOR A DUKE BY CHRISTMAS - Sadie Bosque A reluctant duke and a charming commoner devise a plan to serve their own needs. A false relationship is supposed to be their salvation... Until love intervenes. WHAT IF I STILL LOVE YOU - Erica Taylor After a failed elopement ten years earlier, Henry, Earl of Carrington, and Anna, the widowed Viscountess Rycroft, are reunited at his aunt’s Twelfth Night party. Can this star-crossed pair find their way back to each other? CHRISTMAS PROMISES - Brenda Hiatt When Lord Vandover leaves for London, he promises his grandmother he will return with a bride. Unfortunately, with each simpering debutante he meets he regrets that promise more—until he encounters the lovely Miss Holly Paxton. KEYWORDS: Scarlett Scott, Bridgerton, Holiday Romance, Christmas Love, Regency, Alexa Aston, Eva Chase, Cheryl Bolen, Duke, Earl, Nobility, Fake Betrothal, Exchange of Letters, Mistletoe
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Tutored by a Duke

Tutored by a Duke

Chapter Two Richard Hawlester, the present Duke of Roderick, stood and walked to the window, taking a quiet pride in the ... The young women were not to be informed; he insisted when he issued the invitations to his house party and the ...

Author: Emma Lane

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 9781509206360

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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The handsome but incognito Richard Hawlester, Duke of Roderick, weary of toad-eating house guests, engages in a serious flirtation with young Elisabeth Barrows, who is primed for an exciting adventure. Mistaking the fat squire for the duke, she holds her secret relationship with a man known only as Richard, Nobel Rescuer, close to a tender heart while discovering love for the first time. Elisabeth’s trust seems irrevocably lost when the duke’s actual identity is revealed. Realizing his mistake, Roderick begins an earnest, dangerous, and often hilarious campaign to convince her of his love. Elisabeth ponders whether true love can overcome the loss of trust between two people, even as danger presents in the guise of a vile, undesirable suitor, while a wicked assassin makes an attempt on the life of the duke. Trust broken can never be regained, or can it?
Categories: Fiction

Question Time

Question Time

This time the patter emerged, and the relationship was off and running.5 By August 1908 Clementine was here at Blenheim for a house party, organised by the 9th Duke so that Winston could propose. A post-breakfast walk to the rose garden ...

Author: Mark Mason

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781474604611

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 304

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Which major UK retailer has the same name as Odysseus's dog in Greek mythology? In the original version of the Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?', who sang the opening line? Which is the only US state whose name can be typed on a single row of a QWERTY keyboard? Travel writer and quiz fan Mark Mason decided to combine two of his greatest loves by setting off on a tour of Britain's quizzes. From a pub quiz in Edinburgh to a charity quiz in Hampshire, from a corporate quiz in Birmingham to a journalists' quiz in Parliament, he finds answers aplenty while asking some questions of his own. Just what is it that attracts us to these tests of our knowledge? What are the ingredients of the perfect quiz question? And which is the only English city whose official name begins with H? The only travel book ever to discuss Winston Churchill's use of language and reveal Donald Duck's middle name, QUESTION TIME is an affectionate tribute to Britain and one of its most cherished institutions - the quiz.
Categories: Games & Activities

Nothing Like a Duke

Nothing Like a Duke

With a careless wave, Robert walked on. He was certain he appeared bored and dismissive—in every sense the opposite of his seething thoughts. A man like Anthony Durand shouldn't be at this house party. He shouldn't be anywhere near ...

Author: Jane Ashford

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492621669

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"Satisfying . . . Ashford's knack for expressing modern-feeling relationship dynamics while never stepping out of period makes this story especially easy to enjoy."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review A Pink of the ton and a bluestocking can have nothing in common. Except an incendiary attraction, a sinister enemy, and a determination to discover why they can't resist each other. Lord Robert Gresham has given up all hope that the beautiful and independent Flora Jennings will ever take him seriously. He heads to an exclusive country house party to forget about the beauty haunting his thoughts. Too bad the lady in question has no intention of being forgotten. The Duke's Sons Series: Heir to the Duke (Book 1) What the Duke Doesn't Know (Book 2) Lord Sebastian's Secret (Book 3) Nothing Like a Duke (Book 4) The Duke Knows Best (Book 5) Praise for Jane Ashford: "Fabulous romance with wonderful characters... I couldn't put this book down." —Night Owl Reviews Top Pick for Heir to the Duke, 4 1/2 Stars "Graced with lively wit, excellent period detail, and appealing protagonists...a fetching romp." —Library Journal for Heir to the Duke "Enchanting story...charming romance...readers will be delighted." —RT Book Reviews for What the Duke Doesn't Know, 4 Stars "Fabulous series...every bit is a joy to read." —Fresh Fiction for What the Duke Doesn't Know
Categories: Fiction

Elizabeth The Queen Mother

Elizabeth  The Queen Mother

They were terribly good shots too, tho' I pointed out how bad they were at the time, 8: we got badly defeated I'm afraid. ... into the house to say goodbye to PA. who was looking too immaculate for words.g The Duke returned to Balmoral, ...

Author: Hugo Vickers

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448150724

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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Harold Nicolson called her 'the greatest Queen since Cleopatra', while Cecil Beaton called her 'a marshmallow made on a welding machine'. Stephen Tennant said: 'She looked everything that she was not: gentle, gullible, tenderness mingled with dispassionate serenity, cool, well-bred, remote. Behind this veil she schemed and vacillated, hard as nails.' Who was she? The Queen Mother's story has not yet been properly told. This was partly due to her long life, and the difficulty that always exists when a biography of a living person is attempted, partly because she was a queen - and the real person gets hidden behind the perceived image - and partly because she is hard to pin down. From her privileged aristocratic childhood, to the abdication and the problems with Diana - this book questions how she faced her challenges and crises, assess her role, how powerful she was, and how she coped. This is a candid, personal portrait of one of Britain's most loved national treasures. Hugo Vickers, an acknowledged expert on the House of Windsor, has spent seventeen years researching this book, and observed the Queen Mother in public and private over a period of forty years.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Suitable Affair

A Suitable Affair

“An unmarried, unchaperoned woman in the company of a man she does not know. ... I would hate to upset the duke. ... be improper for us to walk together on the way into town or on some other silly excursion planned for this house party.

Author: Erica Taylor

Publisher: Erica Taylor

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Despite being beautiful and wealthy, Lady Susanna Macalister’s marriage prospects are rather lacking. To avoid a life of spinsterhood, she decides a loveless marriage to the dull and unromantic Lord Riverton is better than none at all. But still, Susanna longs for true, passionate love, the kind she grew up hearing stories about. Enjoying a quiet walk with her insipid suitor one afternoon, Susanna is nearly trampled by the handsome Earl of Westcott as he rides through Hyde Park. Driven by his own guilt and despair, the earl embraces this chance encounter as an opportunity for vengeance, for Lord Riverton is the very man whom Westcott suspects is responsible for the untimely death of his beloved sister. But is his mission of separating Susanna from Lord Riverton simply a desire to save another unsuspecting lady from his sister’s fate, or something deeper? As Susanna helps Lord Westcott investigate her future fiance, she realizes she might have found what she was looking for all along. Can the pair keep their budding romance a secret from everyone around them until the investigation is over? Or will the unsuspecting Lord Riverton win Susanna’s hand in marriage before the truth comes out?
Categories: Fiction