The Corinthian

The Corinthian

eBook - 2009
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Sparkling wit with a Shakespearean twist. Walking home at dawn, quite drunk, Sir Richard Wyndham encounters heiress Penelope Creed climbing out her window. She is running away from a dreaded marriage to her fish-lipped cousin, while Sir Richard himself is contemplating a loveless marriage with a woman his friends have compared to a cold poultice. Sir Richard can't allow her to careen about the countryside unchaperoned, even in the guise of a boy, so he pretends to be her tutor and takes her on a fine adventure. When their stagecoach overturns, they find themselves embroiled with thieves, at the center of a murder investigation, and finally, in love.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Casablanca, [2009]
ISBN: 9781402223563
Characteristics: 1 online resource (261 p.)


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Aug 10, 2017

Very good! Not much to say about this one, except for the fact that it kept reminding me of Poldark season 1 when Ross first meets Demelza and she's dressed like a boy. :)

Mar 04, 2016

This is my favourite Georgette Heyer book that I've read so far. I was laughing the whole time. The main characters are really funny and witty. Read this if you're looking for a light read. I read it in a day.

diamondmama Aug 22, 2013

I started out not liking this much but decided to keep reading. I am so glad I did! It is a fun, sweet read that got tester and better. My favorite so far of her books.

Feb 21, 2012

Sweet, lovely, adorable and fun to read.

Oct 30, 2009

The story is completely unbelivable but it is laugh out loud funny - who needs plausibility?


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