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The Beau and the Bluestocking

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Educated in the country by her scholarly father and raised as an equal with her brothers, lovely Alethea Newnham was unfamiliar with the frivolities of the haul monde. And when she was invited to stay at her fashionable aunt's house in London, she found it difficult to play the romantic games that seemed to be all the rage with her cousins. So it happened that when the ...more
Published June 23rd 1978 by Corgi (first published April 12th 1977)
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Feb 19, 2010 Dona Krueger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A stellar read. Written in 1975, ACL's ability to capture and cultivate characters that are compelling and charming was irrisistable - again. I reread this last night and decided that my four stars were given for a good reason. I'm almost tempted to give it a five, but just can't do that for anyone other than Austin writings of the same period.
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An enjoyable light fast read. Anyone who likes Austen and Heyer will enjoy it. It's the first book by this author I've read and I certainly intend to read more.
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Born Alice Mary Chetwynd Humphrey on 12 October 1913 in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK, she studied at King Edward VI Grammar School in Birmingham. On 3 February 1945, she married Kenneth James Ley. They had two sons; Richard James Humphrey Ley and Graham Kenneth Hugh Ley.

She was a teacher at Harrow College of Higher Education. In 1962, she obtained a diploma in Sociology at London University, an
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