The new countess

Weldon, F (2013) The new countess. Head of Zeus, London. ISBN 9781781851630

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The third novel in Fay Weldon's 'Love and Inheritance' trilogy, following the lives and loves of an aristocratic family at the turn of the nineteenth century. The year is 1905 and King Edward VII has invited himself and his mistress to a shooting weekend with the Dilbernes. Now Isobel, the Countess, must turn a run-down mansion into a palace fit for a king. Just as well the family fortunes have been restored, but money can't solve everything... not even a kidnapping. The servants refuse to condone the King's morals; Isobel's daughter, Lady Rosina – now widowed and wealthy – insists on publishing a scandalous book, and the mis-spent pasts of Viscount Arthur and his Irish-American wife Minnie rear up to blacken the family name. When fate deals a hand in the middle of the shooting party, Isobel must consider not only her leading position in Society, but her entire future.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: London (England) — History — 19th century — 20th century - Fiction.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2017 16:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2022 15:10
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