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
0373774168
Branch Call Number: HEYER G
Characteristics: iv, 367 pages ; 21 cm.

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Logovore
Jan 20, 2018

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

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ReadRobin28
May 19, 2015

Very fun read.

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macrw3
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.

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bvvtrip
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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