The Foundling (Paperback)
|Author: Georgette Heyer|
|A diffident 24-year-old Duke, who''s easily pushed around by his overprotective uncle and the retinue of devoted family retainers, sometimes wishes he could be a commoner. One day he decides to set out to discover whether he is a man, or only a Duke.|
From the Publisher:
One of readers', librarians' and booksellers' most frequently requested Heyers, The Foundling features Gilly, the seventh Duke of Sale.
A diffident young man of 24 years, easily pushed around by his overprotective uncle and the retinue of devoted family retainers who won't let him lift a finger for himself, the Duke sometimes wishes he could be a commoner. One day he decides to set out to discover whether he is "a man, or only a Duke."
Beginning with an incognito journey into the countryside to confront a blackmailer, he encounters a runaway school boy, a beautiful but airheaded orphan, one of literature's most appealing and well-spoken comic villains, and a series of alarming and even life threatening events from which he can extricate himself only with the help of his shy and lovely fiancÃ©Â?
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In this historical romance novel the Duke of Sale intervenes when his cousin claims to be trapped in a proposal to a beautiful country girl. Looking for some excitement, Gilly (as the Duke is known to his friends) travels to the country to help his cousin extradite himself from this situation--but Gilly never expected to find true love himself.