The Pilfered Plume

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The Pilfered Plume is a Regency romance set in London. Linnet Carlisle returns to the capital after spending a year in the Lake District with her Great-Aunt Minton, following a traumatic falling out with Lord Nicholas Fenton. Escorting them back to London are her great friend, Lady Venetia Hartley, and Lady Venetia’s brother, Benedict, of whom she is becoming very fond. The story twists and turns nicely before all misunderstandings are resolved and there is suitable justice for treachery and betrayal.

I found the story entertaining and the characterisation typical of this genre, but there was absolutely nothing there to tie it in with the Regency period except the irritating over-use of a couple of colloquial terms which were only in vogue between 1855 and 1895. However, it would certainly serve to pass away the time on a long flight or in a holiday hotel.

 

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Century

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(UK) £18.99

ISBN
(UK) 9780709080893

Format
Hardback

Pages
223

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