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Last Act

Last Act

by Jane Aiken Hodge
     
 

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When tragically widowed opera singer, Anne Paget, is told by a doctor that she has only a few months to live she is devastated. Instead of withering quietly into her fate she decides to take a risk and a final challenge, accepting a surprise offer to perform in an opera to be staged in a hidden principality in the Alps, to celebrate an international peace conference.

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When tragically widowed opera singer, Anne Paget, is told by a doctor that she has only a few months to live she is devastated. Instead of withering quietly into her fate she decides to take a risk and a final challenge, accepting a surprise offer to perform in an opera to be staged in a hidden principality in the Alps, to celebrate an international peace conference.

But as she rises quickly from an understudy to a star, she realises that her life is not only threatened by her illness but also by mysterious intrigues and dangerous crosscurrents that underline the high society of Lissenberg. There is sabotage and murder and Anne soon realises that nothing is as it seems, and that she cannot trust any of the men that offer her protection.

In Last Act, first published in 1979, Jane Aiken Hodge combines all the elements of a thrilling romance ? her heroine is enchanting, the setting glittering, and the men are handsome but dangerous...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781448213108
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/24/2013
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
476,537
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Jane Aiken Hodge was born in Massachusetts to Pulitzer prize-winning poet, Conrad Aiken, and his first wife, writer Jessie McDonald. Hodge was 3 years old when her family moved to Great Britain, settling in Rye, East Sussex, where her younger sister, Joan, who would become a novelist and a children's writer, was born.

From 1935, Jane Hodge read English at Somerville College, Oxford University, and in 1938 she took a second degree in English at Radcliffe College. She was a civil servant, and also worked for Time Magazine, before returning to the UK in 1947. Her works of fiction include historical novels and contemporary detective novels. In 1972 she renounced her United States citizenship and became a British subject.

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