The Scandal of the Season
By (author) Sophie Gee
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Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee
Book DescriptionA Dazzling Story of Risk and Dangerous Liasions. Beautiful, clever Arabella Fermor is seduced by charming Robert Petre, seventh baron of Ingatestone. Eager to secure herself a rich and handsome husband, Arabella cannot guess that the enigmatic robert is entwined in a treasonous plot against Queen Anne. Watching the pair from the outskirts is a crippled man destined to become the genius of his age - the poet Alexander Pope. In Arabella and Robert's flirtations he has found the tale of temptation, coquetry and danger that might just make his fortune...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099507291
(199mm x 130mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Scandal of the Season by Sophie Gee
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Author Biography - Sophie Gee
Born in Sydney in 1974, Sophie Gee was brought up and educated in the inner-city suburb of Paddington, graduating from the University of Sydney in 1995 with a first-class honours degree in English. She won a scholarship to Harvard, where she wrote a doctoral thesis about pollution, filth and satire in eighteenth-century London. She received a PhD in 2002 and was immediately appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Princeton. Recently she held a research fellowship at UCLA and has recently taught at University College London before returning to Princeton.
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