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The Unknown Ajax

The Unknown Ajax

by Georgette Heyer

Publisher Heinemann

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About the book

The Lofty, isolated Darracott Place is beset with tragedy.

And when the contemptible Lord Darracot's eldest son meets an awful death, the family are left with no other choice than to invite mysterious heir apparent Hugo to stay.

When the handsome young man arrives, their suspicions seem to be confirmed: he is unsophisticated and unworldly. The family resolve to help educate him.

But as time goes on, will the Darracotts learn there's more to Hugo than meets the eye?

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About the Author

Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer was a prolific historical romance and detective fiction novelist. Her writing career began in 1921, when she turned a story for her younger brother into the novel The Black Moth.

In 1925 she married George Ronald Rougier, a mining engineer. Rougier later became a barrister and he often provided basic plot outlines for her thrillers. Beginning in 1932, Heyer released one romance novel and one thriller each year.

Heyer was an intensely private person who remained a best selling author all her life without the aid of publicity. She made no appearances, never gave an interview and only answered fan letters herself if they made an interesting historical point. She wrote one novel using the pseudonym Stella Martin.

Her Georgian and Regencies romances were inspired by Jane Austen. While some critics thought her novels were too detailed, others considered the level of detail to be Heyer's greatest asset.

Heyer remains a popular and much-loved author, known for essentially establishing the historical romance genre and its subgenre Regency romance.

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  • Book Condition & Notes

    Near-fine first edition with some foxing along the page edges and a slight lean in the spine. There are small signs of bumping to the top and the bottom of the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with bruising to the bottom of the spine and some small tears to the top of the spine.

    This book is located in our Brighton store and may take longer for delivery.

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