An Unconventional Duenna

An Unconventional Duenna

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by Paula Marshall
     
 

Two young women, up from Steepwood to London for the Season, immediately attract the attention of two highly eligible young men.

Tall, dark and confident, Athene Filmer seizes the opportunity to act as companion to her small, blonde and decidedly timid friend when she is launched into the ton. Illegitimate, with no dowry, Athene sees this as her one

Overview

Two young women, up from Steepwood to London for the Season, immediately attract the attention of two highly eligible young men.

Tall, dark and confident, Athene Filmer seizes the opportunity to act as companion to her small, blonde and decidedly timid friend when she is launched into the ton. Illegitimate, with no dowry, Athene sees this as her one chance to make a rich marriage. But troubles arise when both young women consider Adrian, Lord Kinloch, to be the ideal husband.

It's more than obvious to Athene that his formidably brusque cousin, Nicholas Cameron, is disapproving of her - seeing her as an adventuress on the make - but since Nick has shown no signs of offering her marriage himself, she knows she should dismiss all thought of him! But Nick will not be ignored...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426815898
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Harlequin Historical Series
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
977,617
File size:
202 KB

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Paula was born in Leicester and grew up in Nottingham. Her father, a mathematician who was gassed in the First World War and never really recovered his health, introduced her to a great many things. He taught her chess, cards, and painting, and had her reading Dickens and Thackeray by the age of 10.

Her great loves at school were history, English, and art; she found it difficult to decide whether she wanted to become the world's greatest novelist or the world's greatest painter!

After finishing school, she was employed as a research librarian, and studied for her library examinations after work. She spent many happy days among old works and papers, and remembers with affection working with the Byron collection at Newstead Abbey. This reading stood her in good stead when she began writing Regency romances--she had actually handled Byron's letters and possessions.

While working in the reference library, Paula met her future husband. He was also a librarian, and he returned to complete his fellowship after he was demobilized from the RAF. They were studying the same texts and decided to work together. The result was that he got his fellowship--while she got him!

Paula began a secondary career writing and lecturing on local history. Amongst other things, she lectured on Robin Hood and wrote a paper wherein she identified the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham.

Paula has three children, and when the third started school, she returned to work, beginning a new career as a part-time lecturer in English and general studies. After four years of teaching, it became necessary for her to gain a degree, and Paula did just that. She enrolled in the open university and spent the next four years earning a first class honors BA in history.

On retirement Paula took up painting again and even managed to sell a portrait of the popular soccer player Stuart Pearce, to Nottingham Forest Football Club. While on holiday in Arizona, Paula was finally urged to write the book she had been threatening to write since she was a child.

Paula gets great pleasure from writing historical romances where she can utilize her vast historical knowledge. She has lectured on everything in English history from the Civil War onwards, as well as U.S. and Russian history, 1760-1980, and the psychology of war and revolution. Paula and her husband have spent their holidays traveling the world, from the Arctic Circle, Scandinavia and Russia, around Europe, to the U.S.A. and New Zealand. She finds that nearly all of the romance novels she writes draw on this wealth of knowledge.

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