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Black Pearls
by Jean Morley

UK price: £10.99   US price: $12.95
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 152
ISBN: 0-595-28804-9
Published: Jul-2003
 

Historical romance set in and around Bath in the mid eighteenth century. Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer readers will love it.

Book Description

This is a lively and amusing tale of a country girl finding her way through the conventions and intrigues of eighteenth century Bath.

Anna goes to stay with her aunt to widen her social experience and acquire a little polish. She is surprised to find the ways of middle class Bath society differ greatly from those of her Gloucester farm home. (‘But what would I want with a maid?’ she asked. ‘I can look after myself.')

Despite conflicting views Anna settles in becoming more involved with the lives of Benedict Ashhurst and his brother. Aunt Phoebe unwittingly causes problems for Anna when her penchant for thieving pearl jewellery is discovered hence the title Black Pearls. Overcoming this and other trials and tribulations along the way Anna eventually wins through to find happiness.

The style takes the lightness of touch from Georgette Heyer and combines it with the pragmatic reality of Catherine Cookson. The result is a novel providing escapism with a down to earth approach which will appeal to the modern reader.

About the Author

Jean Morley was born in Lincoln but has spent most of her life in Wiltshire where she taught City and Guilds Sugarcraft for many years. Now retired, she indulges in several handicrafts such as water colour painting and pergamano. She also writes and her eclectic range of short stories have been entered in competitions, read to groups and broadcast on radio.  Black Pearls is her first novel.

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House of Dreams
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Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 198
ISBN: 978-1908026194
Published: July 2011

 

Kate Elliss tries to be fair to everyone but no one seems to return the favour. When she is left in penury after her father's death, she seeks employment to support herself and her two faithful, elderly servants. Unused to servitude, and with an attitude somewhat inappropriate to her position, she realises that she has found her house of dreams - unfortunately it belongs to her employer (who is mystified by her polished and sophisticated gifts). Then her vengeful brother Daniel turns up and her situation becomes even more precarious.

'Jean Morley is a spellbinding storyteller. I could not put this novel down until the last page!' - Charles Muller, Diadem Books.

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UK price: £10.99    US price: $12.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 154
ISBN: 0-595-31776-6
Published: Apr-2004

 

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UK price: £7.99     US price: $12.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0-595-35107-7
Published: Apr-2005 

Another fast moving historical and adventure story by the author of Talley Girl, this time set in Charleston, South Carolina and the west of England during the eighteenth century


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UK price: £7.99    US price: $13.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 172
ISBN: 0-595-40775-7
Published: Aug-2006
 

Historical romance set in Lincoln in the eighteenth century. Fast moving, colourful and the story gives insight into characters across the social spectrum


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UK price: £8.00     US price: $14.95
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 196
ISBN: 0-595-50463-9
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by Jean Morley

UK price: £6.99     US price: $11.99
Format: Paperback
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 196
ISBN: 978-1907294259
Published: Dec-2009

 

An eighteenth century tale of romance and intrigue in the spirit of Jane Austen!

 


As a younger son, Jack Langford did not expect to become Squire of Cherrydene. Reluctant to leave his crime-solving work in London, he gradually becomes more involved with the residents of Cherrydene and tries to make up for the neglect of his ancestors. But what does he really want? And will Lucy change his mind?