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The Dear Colleague

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A fascinating novel of Victorian romance and intrigue.

Intelligent, pretty, but without "prospects," Elizabeth McLeod was resigned to her native Scotland and living out her days in quiet spinsterhood. But that was before she became engaged to a man whom she had known for one hour and found herself at the very center of a plot to overthrow the government of France...

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Paperback, 160 pages
Published October 28th 1985 by Pocket Books (first published October 1st 1972)
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What do Andrew the footman, Mr. Baker the butler, two new vocabulary words, an unusual article of clothing along with The Society of Ladies Devoted to the Provision of Bibles to Native Persons have in common? The first page of Frances Murray's Victorian romance, The Dear Colleague. Rarely have I read of names that were immediately assigned to servants in a historical fiction or word-stock that stumped me right off the bat. And then there was that oddly-named women's club that had settled themse ...more
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Rosemary Frances Sutherland was born on 10 February 1928 in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, UK, the daughter of Frances (Wotherspoon), an artist, and Donald Sutherland, a journalist and playwright. She studied at the University of Glasgow (1945–1947), later she decided took a year out and worked for and toured with the Unity Theatre of Glasgow (1948–1949). On August 28, 1950 she married Robert ...more
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