Featuring the novellas Taken by the Duke and How to Steal a Duke Taken by the Duke A vexed viscount… When Henry Selkirk, Viscount Bexley, is proclaimed the Prince Regent’s Master of Ceremonies for His Highness’s birthday celebration, Henry wonders what he ever did to deserve such punishment. Taxed with curbing the extravagant prince’s spending, Henry juggles the prince and the difficulties of preparing the venue, Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. While touring Vauxhall, Henry encounters a gang of thugs and is taken prisoner by a disreputable criminal who calls himself the Duke of Vauxhall. The pleasure gardens are the duke’s domain, and he wants Henry gone. For good. A woman with a secret… When Kate Dunn sees Henry Selkirk again, she hardly dares to believe her first love will remember her. It’s been years since the two played as children together on the streets of London. She uses her influence to see him set free from the Duke of Vauxhall’s clutches, but when Henry refuses to give up his position at Vauxhall Gardens, his days are numbered. To add insult to injury, Henry warns Kate that it’s she who’s running out of time. He knows her secret, and once the gang finds out, she’s as good as dead. As the night of Kate’s greatest heist ever approaches, she must choose between failing the gang and losing her life or disappointing Henry and losing her only chance at true love. How to Steal a Duke (in Ten Days, Give or Take a Few Days, But Definitely in Less Than a Fortnight) Dominick Spencer, the Duke of Tremayne, is a powerful man used to having his way. When he sets out to find the lost volumes of The Duke’s Book of Knowledge to present to his favorite Oxford professor, Dominick takes his task seriously, even hiring a cat burglar to help him gain entry to a remote castle in Cornwall inhabited by a mad earl. Rosalyn Dashner knows accepting the duke’s assignment is dangerous, but her impoverished family and sick brother need the money. The daughter of a gentleman, Rosalyn is not impressed by titles. She’s not impressed by the haughty duke until she comes to know the kind but lonely man under the gruff exterior. The duke might be looking for a manuscript, but she’s found a man she loves. When Rosalyn must risk her life to obtain the manuscript, will Dominick choose her or his quest for the Duke’s Book? **These novellas were previously published in the anthologies The Dukes of Vauxhall and How to Find a Duke in Ten Days.**
In this brilliant and authoritative work, based on their private correspondence and papers, Michael Bloch describes the feud which developed between the Duke of Windsor and the British royal establishment after the Abdication, the humiliations which were suffered by the ex-King and his wife, and the plots to ensure that they remained in exile.
Drawing on unique sources, Michael Bloch describes the career of the Duke of Windsor during the Second World War.As a military liaison officer in France during 1939-40, he issued warnings which, had they been heeded, might have avoided the defeat of France;as Governor of the Bahamas 1940-45, he succeeded in what was regarded as one of the most difficult posts in the British Empire.But at the same time he and his wife (to marry whom he had given up a throne) had a second war to contend with - against King George VI and Queen Elizabeth who were determined to treat them as outcasts.This book caused a furore on publication, being the first work to give a detailed account of the bitter relations between the ex-King and his family.
Lee Meriwether boards a steamer in Brooklyn for Italy in 1886 and begins a whirlwind tour of Europe, traveling through Germany, Turkey, Greece, Austria, England, Hungary, and more, all for just 50 cents a day. Meriwether is the original college-dropout whose adventures created a blueprint for generations of travelers from the hippies of the 1960s to today?s backpacking students. Among his many adventures, he describes escaping a jail sentence in Italy, climbing a volcano at midnight, and attending a?Free Ireland? rally in England. His keen observations and knack for traveling on the cheap make this is a hilarious memoir, a unique travel guide, and an irresistible look into the past.
Set in1936, a story of Love at First Sight, after a short romance of seven weeks, Ned and Ginny set sail for India on their wedding day. Life in India is challenging, however World War II set their lives in a spin. Ginny is forced to evacuate and leave Ned behind with the impending threat of Japan bombing Calcutta. Her trip back to New York was filled with challenges. The constant threat of war and the lack of transportation made her journey a long and grueling undertaking. Follow this moving love story as Ginny makes the biggest sacrifice of her life to make her way back to Ned, amidst the war torn world with Carolyn Potts Haywards Letters from India.