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Love Romances of the Aristocracy

Thornton Hall

Book Overview: 

There are countless romances set in the British upper class, but the hearts of the real-life counterparts of the fictional heroes have also been conquered, lost, or broken. The real peerage has lived through romances and scandals as outrageous as their fictional cousins, and this book is sharing all the gossip about those adventures.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .I have not more than three days to live—"

"You take the thing too seriously," interposed his cousin.

"Join me at Pit Place to-morrow," said Lyttelton. "Then you shall see if I take it too seriously."

During the intervening two days he fluctuated between profound gloom and boisterous hilarity. One hour he was plunged into the depths of despair, the next he was the soul of gaiety, laughing hysterically at his fears, and exclaiming, "I shall cheat the lady yet!"

During dinner on the third and fatal day he was the maddest and merriest at the table, convulsing all by his sallies of wit and his infectious high spirits; and, when the cloth was removed, he exclaimed jubilantly, "Ah, Richard is himself again!" But his gaiety was short-lived. As the hours wore on his spirits deserted him; he lapsed into gloom and silence, from which all the efforts of his friends could not rouse him.

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Community Reviews

Very entertaining for those interested in the romantic lives of royalty. It reads like a tabloid or gossip column, only written in a cultured tone.