When Bertie, a browbeaten son of Britain's upper crust, wants to marry Mai, the feminist who lives in the mansion down the road, his mother, Augusta, the ultra-snobby Langham matriarch, opposes their union. Tides turn, however, with the introduction of Zhenia Dashkova, the mysterious Russian princess in possession of the Dashkov family emeralds. Beautiful and charming, Zhenia catches the Langhams' eyes at once. But what they don't know can hurt them amidst an elaborate web of fabricated identity and stolen jewels. Combining Jane Austen's wit with Sherlock Holmes's story line, Elizabeth Palmer's The Distaff Side brings historical intrigue to new heists.
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About the Author
Elizabeth Palmer has published several novels with St. Martin's Press, including The Dark Side of the Sun, The Golden Rule, Flowering Judas, Old Money, Plucking the Apple, and Scarlet Angel. Working as a graphic designer from the age of seventeen, Palmer wrote her first novel in 1992. She and her husband live in London.
Elizabeth Palmer has released several novels with St. Martin's Press including THE GOLDEN RULE, FLOWERING JUDAS, OLD MONEY and PLUCKING THE APPLE. She lives in Dublin with her family.