The Unknown Ajax

The Unknown Ajax

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Over the years, the truculent Lord Darracott has ruled his barony with a firm hand and a fierce tongue. But when a tragic accident kills his eldest son, Lord Darracott must summon the next heir apparent--his derelict son's only child, whose name no one has dared utter for the past twenty-seven years....

Raised in Yorkshire with a thick accent to match, Hugo finds himself in the broad expanse of the Kent marshlands, where his future estate lies--and which is home also to the Darracotts, who instantly distrust this coarse and unrefined interloper.

But Lord Darracott has the solution--provided he can convince his sharp-tongued granddaughter to marry a perfect stranger....

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : HQN, [2005], c1959
ISBN: 9780373774166
Branch Call Number: HEYER G
Characteristics: iv, 367 pages ; 21 cm.


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Jan 20, 2018

I enjoy the characters and the plot, but I could do without the dialect and affected slang.

May 19, 2015

Very fun read.

Mar 15, 2015

This is one of the best and funniest of Georgette Heyer's novels. The hero is so loveable and a complete surprise. All the characters, even the supporting ones, create a perfect blend. The battle between the valets is priceless. I've read this book over and over and enjoy it every time.

Sep 23, 2011

Georgette Heyer practically invented the Georgian period historical romance. Her characters are always archly charming - the heroines independent, the heroes masterful - and the Unknown Ajax (while not her best) is certainly quite amusing. Featuring a man who cannot resist a prank, a suspicious inspector, and a ton of family drama.


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