A historical novel brimming with adventure, romance and passion, featuring the son of a character that readers will remember from THESE OLD SHADES.
The excesses of the young Marquis of Vidal are even wilder than his father's before him. Not for nothing is the reckless duellist and gamester called 'the Devil's Cub'. But when he is forced to leave the country, Mary Challoner discovers his fiendish plan to abduct her sister. And only by daring to impersonate her can Mary save her sibling from certain ruin.
“Wonderful characters, elegant, witty writing, perfect period detail, and rapturously romantic. Georgette Heyer achieves what the rest of us only aspire to.”
“A writer of great wit and style-. I've read her books to ragged shreds.”
Kate Fenton, Daily Telegraph
“My favourite historical novelist -- stylish, romantic, sharp, and witty. Her sense of period is superb, her heroines are enterprising, and her heroes dashing. I owe her many happy hours.”