We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781844088843

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 22nd November 2012

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Classic Fiction (pre C 1945)

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

Pretty, impecunious Mary Preston, newly arrived as a guest of her Aunt Agnes at the magnificent wooded estate of Rushwater, falls head over heels for handsome playboy David Leslie. Meanwhile, Agnes and her mother, the eccentric matriarch Lady Emily, have hopes of a different, more suitable match for Mary. At the lavish Rushwater dance party, her future happiness hangs in the balance . . .

What's Inside

Read More Read Less

Reviews

Appealing.
Glasgow Sunday Herald
A witty romantic comedy and a warm and inviting piece of social satire from this sharply observant and popular writer
Good Book Guide
If you like Nancy Mitford you'll love this
Elle Decoration
A witty romantic comedy and a warm and inviting piece of social satire from this sharply observant and popular writer
Good Book Guide
Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself
Alexander McCall Smith
If you like Nancy Mitford you'll love this
Elle Decoration
With touches of Nancy Mitford, Barbara Pym and PG Wodehouse, Angela Thirkell's sparkling prose recounts misunderstandings and mishaps in a particularly English way.
Spectator
Charming, very funny indeed. Angela Thirkell is perhaps the most Pym-like of any twentieth-century author, after Pym herself.
Alexander McCall Smith