The Ambitious Stepmother (Countess Ashby de La Zouche, # 3)
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The Ambitious Stepmother (Countess Ashby De La Zouche #3)

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The Countess Ashby de la Zouch would not be every parent's choice of chaperone for a beautiful teenager, still fewer would entrust her with finding the girl a husband. But the second Mrs. Alderman Franklyn-Green is willing to go to any lengths to get rid of her unwanted stepdaughter Virginia. The promise of 100 guineas and a sojourn in France is sufficient to secure the Co...more
Published (first published January 1st 2003)
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Ruby Rose Scarlett
'A murder. Finally, Alpiew thought, a proper job.'

Fidelis Morgan delivers once again in this book where we follow Ashby and Alpiew (with a healthy helping of Pigalle) to France. While it wasn't as hysterical as the first two, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it's always a pleasure to spend time with such entertaining and interesting characters. We touch a bit upon many subjects, including the Man in the Iron Mask, the use of papier maché in art and the kind of life prisoners led at the Basti...more
Phair
Enjoyed this but not as much as the first two. I missed the world of London and the Countess' crazy house and servant Gregory. With the setting moved to France I learned some stuff about the Jacobites in exile and about French society of the period but I missed the old environs. Some of the humor was a bit strained, like the would-be writer who kept coming up with ideas for book titles like 'Pride & Prejudice' and 'Crime and Punishment'. Fitting that the finale of the book should be at a ma...more
Kate Millin
I am not sure I will look for another book in this series as I found the humour a little forced and didn't find the story to my taste. That said it did grip me enough to want to finish it.
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Delphine
Uncannily funny. Good historical novel with a lot of humour. A must-read.
Delphine
Uncannily funny. Good historical novel with a lot of humour. A must-read.
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Actor, writer, director and historian, Fidelis Morgan is the author of a series of mystery novels featuring the Countess Ashby dela Zouche and a cast of outrageous characters. The books have been described as ‘A 17th century Armistead Maupin’, ‘Flashman for Girls’ ‘A bawdy PG Wodehouse’ and ‘Cagney and Lacey in Corsets.’
She has published many influential non-fiction works, mainly about the sevent...more
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