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Animating Maria

Animating Maria

‘If you have a Wild, Unruly, or Undisciplined Daugher, two Ladies of Genteel Birth offer to Bring Out said Daughter and Refine what may have seemed Unrefinable. We can make the Best of the Worst’

When Amy and Effie Tribble, two charming but impoverished spinster sisters, lose out on an inheritance, they place this advertisement in The Morning Post and hire themselves out as professional chaperones. Vowing to prepare even the most difficult misses for marriage, the Tribble sisters will spend a London season on each client, educating them in their School for Manners.

Maria Kendall is seemingly a dream client – beautiful, impeccably mannered, effortlessly graceful and extremely well dowered. In short, she doesn’t seem to need the Tribbles’ help at all. But then the sisters meet her parents and realise that they do have a problem on their hands – not with the perfect Maria, but with her overweening, gauche and socially over-ambitious parents!
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 6th September 2012

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781780334707

Reviews

Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humour and adventurous spirit
Publishers Weekly
A delightful tale... romance fans are in for a treat
Booklist
(M C Beaton) is the best of the Regency writers
Kirkus Reviews
Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humour and adventurous spirit
Publishers Weekly
A delightful tale... romance fans are in for a treat
Booklist
(M C Beaton) is the best of the Regency writers
Kirkus Reviews
Nicely atmospheric, most notable for its gentle humour and adventurous spirit
Publishers Weekly
A delightful tale... romance fans are in for a treat
Booklist
(M C Beaton) is the best of the Regency writers
Kirkus Reviews