The Miser of Mayfair

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It was the fashion during Regency to hire a house for the Season in Mayfair - the heart of London's fashionable West End - at a disproportionately high rent for sometimes very inferior accommodation. So why is it that Number 67 Clarges Street, a town house complete with staff, remains vacant season after season? The home of numerous families in the past to whom ill luck - even death - has befallen, Number 67 has been damned as unlucky. In the Miser of Mayfair, salvation seems to come at last in the form of a Mr. Roderick Sinclair, who has confirmed his intentions to let the house for the Season. The staff are overjoyed - until they find that Mr. Sinclair is a terrible miser and is planning no parties. Furthermore, his ward, Fiona, seems not to have a bright idea in her head. Only Rainbird, the clever and elegant butler of Number 67, plots with Fiona to bewitch, bedazzle, and confuse the earl into seeing things their way.

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User Review  - 2wonderY - LibraryThing

Interesting in that the heroine is interpreted through other characters; you never hear her own internal voice. The first section is told from the point of view of her new guardian, an obviously ... Read full review

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User Review  - fuzzi - LibraryThing

This series of books (six, as usual) is about a townhouse that is rented out every 'season' (the time of the year when young ladies are paraded at all sorts of parties and balls, in order to acquire a ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

M.C. Beaton (1936-2019) was the author of both the Agatha Raisin and Hamish Macbeth series, as well as numerous Regency romances. Her books have been translated into seventeen languages and have sold more than twenty-one million copies worldwide. She is consistently the most borrowed UK adult author in British libraries, and her Agatha Raisin books have been turned into a TV series on Sky.

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