An Accomplished Woman

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Macmillan, Apr 14, 2009 - Fiction - 407 pages
5 Reviews
A sparkling tale of wit and romance from a latter-day Jane Austen

As a young woman, clever, self-reliant Lydia Templeton scandalized Regency society by rejecting the county’s most eligible bachelor. Years later, although Lydia would prefer to avoid entanglements of the heart altogether, her godmother begs her to help her young ward make a suitable match. Though the prospect fills Lydia with horror, she can scarcely refuse, but things turn out even worse than she fears when her ward proves surprisingly tricky to manage and the confirmed spinster begins to suspect that her own heart may not be the closed book she thought it was.

Brilliantly written and observed, An Accomplished Woman is a delightfully accomplished comedy of manners.

 

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Lydia is an intelligent, independent woman who refused a very eligible bachelor in her younger years and has lived a fancy-free life with her father ever since. Her godmother asks her to chaperone a ... Read full review

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Lydia Templeton, 30, is asked by her godmother to accompany young heiress Phoebe to Bath as her chaperone and help Phoebe to choose between her two suitors, both of whom she claims to be in love with ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
Section 2
ii
Section 3
25
Section 4
42
Section 5
53
Section 6
66
Section 7
78
Section 8
92
Section 17
213
Section 18
227
Section 19
239
Section 20
256
Section 21
272
Section 22
296
Section 23
309
Section 24
321

Section 9
110
Section 10
120
Section 11
140
Section 12
157
Section 13
164
Section 14
174
Section 15
189
Section 16
202
Section 25
344
Section 26
346
Section 27
365
Section 28
382
Section 29
398
Section 30
409
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About the author (2009)

JUDE MORGAN, who studied with Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter, lives in England.  Morgan's previous works include Emily and Charlotte, a novel about the Brontë sisters; Symphony; Indiscretion; and Passion, which was called "one of the best books of 2005”  by The Washington Post Book World.

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