Love and Folly

Love and Folly Lady Jean Conway is wildly in love with Owen Davies a Shellesque poet who is cataloguing the Brecon library whereas her twin Lady Margaret has a tendre for Lord Clanross s private secretary who i

  • Title: Love and Folly
  • Author: Sheila Simonson
  • ISBN: 9780802710185
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lady Jean Conway is wildly in love with Owen Davies, a Shellesque poet who is cataloguing the Brecon library, whereas her twin, Lady Margaret, has a tendre for Lord Clanross s private secretary, who is in love with Jean Both Johnny Dyott, the secretary, and Owen are involved in Radical politics So is the Earl of Clanross, who wants an immediate reform of Parliament, to tLady Jean Conway is wildly in love with Owen Davies, a Shellesque poet who is cataloguing the Brecon library, whereas her twin, Lady Margaret, has a tendre for Lord Clanross s private secretary, who is in love with Jean Both Johnny Dyott, the secretary, and Owen are involved in Radical politics So is the Earl of Clanross, who wants an immediate reform of Parliament, to the horror of Lady Anne, his political sister in law His wife, Lady Elizabeth, wants to study comets, and his best friend can t decide whether to give away the fortune he s inherited or buy his wife the country estate she yearns for These intertwined stories play against a canvas of public events, including the divorce of Queen Caroline, in 1820, the silliest year in English history.

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    1. This is the first romantic regency novel I read that takes place around the time George the third passed a way and the trial of queen Caroline that led to extensive proceedings in the House of Lords, which took on the appearance of a state trial and the protests and civil unrest by the public in favor of the queen. The book Follows lady Elizabeth, her husband the earl of Clanross and her twin sisters. The girls are old enough to be presented and make their come out. I enjoyed reading about the c [...]

    2. Romance series generally follow a pattern: each book follows a sibling or friend of the previous book, and marries them off in turn. Couples from earlier novels generally have walk-on parts, spending just long enough on-page to let the reader know that they are deliriously happy and have plenty of babies.This is not that kind of series. The Clanrosses from Lady Elizabeth's Comet and the Falks from The Bar Sinister are back, and they make up the majority of the novel. Elizabeth's younger half-sis [...]

    3. This is the third of Simonson's Conway Series and was originally published in 1988. It is my least favorite of the series, although the writing is very good and intelligent, with some slyly humorous bits to enjoy. Also enjoyable is revisiting two previous couples: Captain Richard Falk and his wife Emily from Bar Sinister (The Conway Series Book 1) and Lord Clanross (Tom) and his wife Elizabeth from Lady Elizabeths Comet (The Conway Series Book 2). Both couples have lovely, mature relationships w [...]

    4. Solid Third Book Good third book ,recommend reading the other 2 first. Learned a few historical facts and author kept Conway story fresh.

    5. Regency romance which gives an historical background to the death of the old king (George III) and the coronation of his son, former regent 'Prinny' crowned as George IV. I particularly enjoyed the book as it's written by an author who was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest where I also live.

    6. What was marvelous about this book was how intelligently Ms. Simonson wrote about the continuing evolution of the relationship between husbands and wives. Not perfect by any means but full of humour and delicate negotiating. I wouldn't really say it was a romance and reading the previous books makes a lot of sense to fully enjoy Love and Folly

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