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Lady Penelope

Author : Morley Roberts
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All the absurd birthday celebrations were over, and Penelope was twenty-one. She declared that her whole life was to be devoted to reform. She meant to reform society, to make it good and useful and straightforward, and simple and utterly delightful. She let it be understood that men were in great need of her particular attention. They were too selfish and self-centred, too extravagant, too critical of each other, too vain. They acknowledged it humbly when she mentioned it, for Lady Penelope Brading's beauty was something to see and to talk of; major and minor poets agreed about it; artists desired to paint her and failed, as they always do when true loveliness shines on them. She had the colour of a Titian; the contours of a Correggio; the witchery of a Reynolds, and under wonderful raiment the muscles of a young Greek athlete. She wiped out any society in which she moved. When sweet Eclipse showed herself, the rest were nowhere. The other girls did not exist; she even made married beauties quake; as for the men, they endured everything she said, and worshipped her all the more. She was strange and new and a tonic. She had no sense of humour whatsoever; she could not understand a joke even if it was explained by an expert on the staff of Punch. This made her utterly delightful. Her beautiful seriousness was as refreshing as logic in a sermon. She believed in clergymen, in politicians, in the Deceased Wife's Sister, in all eminent physicians, in the London County Council, in the City of Westminster, in the British Constitution, in herself, and hygiene. She read the Times, the Athenæum, the Encyclopædia Britannica, Herbert Spencer, Mr. Kidd, and the late Mr. Drummond. She used Sandow's exercises and cold water. She was opposed to war; she admired the leader of the opposition and the lord mayor; she subscribed to a society for establishing a national theatre to play Mr. Bernard Shaw's tragedies, and to the nearest hospital. She was the most delightful person in England, and was against vaccination. She had money and lands and houses and ideas.

Persuading Lady Penelope

Author : Cassandra Dean
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From Award Winning Author Cassandra Dean comes a short novella set in her Lost Lords world. After years out of Society, Lady Penelope Masterton is eager to enjoy her friend’s house party. Ever the wallflower, she never expects to attract any attention, especially not the attention of the Earl Wainwright. Everyone says he’s an inconstant flirt, that no lady has ever held his regard for longer than a season, so why, then, does the roguishly handsome earl claim he want her for his wife? Alastair, Earl Wainwright, thought he would never find his person, the one he would love and cherish above all others, and he certainly never expected to find her at Lady Stayne’s house party. His first sight of Lady Penelope takes his breath and then his heart, but a reputation for inconstancy makes it she doesn’t believe his suit is true. Now, Wainwright is desperate to do everything he can to convince Penelope he is worth taking a chance…and that a never-serious rogue can be deadly serious about persuading his lady.

Lady Penelope s Classic Cocktails

Author : Sarah Tomley
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Whatever would we do without cocktails? Whether one is dying of boredom on a Sunday evening or racked with tension after a perilous mission, these little wonders hit the spot every time. Rather like those cheeky Tracy boys and their glorious Thunderbird machines. This priceless selection of drinks includes all my favourites, from the classic Cosmopolitan to Jeff Tracy's fabulous Tracy Island Iced Tea. Simply follow my tips for the final flourish in each case and you can be assured of impressing the highest of society with your savoir faire, even if you lack the services of a reliable man like Parker. It's so hard to find the staff nowadays.

Lady Penelope

Author : Lena Kennedy
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A gripping story of romance, lovers and a life filled with intrigue . . . Warm-hearted and wilful, her temper as fiery as her beautiful auburn hair, Lady Penelope is a romantic heroine whose impulsive nature makes her as many enemies as her vivacious, flame-haired beauty wins her admirers. Caught up in the dangerous intrigues of Queen Elizabeth's court, forced to marry a wealthy but repulsive nobleman, she pours all her passion into her children . . . and her lovers. Will Penelope survive her loveless marriage and a life filled with tragedy, and finally emerge triumphant? ****************** What readers are saying about LADY PENELOPE 'Perfect!' - 5 STARS 'My favourite novel' - 5 STARS 'I love the history behind the book' - 5 STARS 'Loved it . . . Penelope was a brilliant character' - 5 STARS 'Good from start to end' - 5 STARS

The Playful Lady Penelope Alphabet Regency Romance

Author : Kasey Michaels
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A Kasey Michaels Alphabet Regency Romance Classic. "Using wit and romance with a master's skill, Kasey Michaels aims for the heart and never misses." -- Nora Roberts Lady Penelope is a rather singular miss in that she wants nothing to do with a London Season, and nothing to do with marriage. Lucien Kenrick, Earl of Leighton, shares those same sentiments, so when the two are thrown together, there should be no problems, with neither of them in the least marriage-minded. Then again, there’s always that thing about best-laid plans... especially once both, through design and accident, end up residing under the roof of one Lucinda Benedict. Enjoy the entire Alphabet Regency Romance series! The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane The Savage Miss Saxon Moonlight Masquerade The Somerville Farce The Mischievous Miss Murphy A Difficult Disguise The Rambunctious Lady Royston The Wagered Miss Winslow The Belligerent Miss Boynton The Lurid Lady Lockport The Haunted Miss Hampshire The Playful Lady Penelope Nine Brides and One Witch: A Regency Novella Duo

Penelope s Perils

Author : Leigh Morton
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Scandalous Desires

Author : Elizabeth Hoyt
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Can a pirate learn that the only true treasure lies in a woman's heart? Widowed Silence Hollingbrook is impoverished, lovely, and kind - and nine months ago she made a horrible mistake. She went to a river pirate for help in saving her husband and in the process made a bargain that cost her her marriage. That night wounded her so terribly that she hides in the foundling home she runs with her brother. Except now that same river pirate is back . . . and he's asking for her help. 'Charming' Mickey O'Connor is the most ruthless river pirate in London. Devastatingly handsome and fearsomely intelligent, he clawed his way up through London's criminal underworld. Mickey has no use for tender emotions like compassion and love, and he sees people as pawns to be manipulated. And yet he's never been able to forget the naive captain's wife who came to him for help.

The Waverley novels

Author : Scott
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The Visitation of Suffolke

Author : William Harvey
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Waverley novels

Author : sir Walter Scott (bart [novels, collected])
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