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Three years of scraping a living in NY had made Tina homesick for England and desperate to establish herself. So she agreed to impersonate her friend Sonia so as to collect a small legacy in London, which Sonia did not want. Then the legacy turned out to be a sizable fortune, which would otherwise have gone to the attractive Dr. Charles Linton! Charles had stated that he w...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published 1979 by Mills & Boon (first published 1942)
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I am going through the box of romance novels I kept from 20 years ago. Mary Burchell was one of my favorite genre romance writers; her characters are more developed than most and her plots more original.

She started writing in the 1930s and her romances remained tame right up through her final books in the 1980s. Bargain Wife was published in 1979 but feels like it was written much earlier. (Ah, I just looked up its original title, Where Shall I Wander, and it was first published in 1942.)

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Ida Cook was born on 1904 at 37 Croft Avenue, Sunderland, England. With her eldest sister Mary Louise Cook (1901), she attending the Duchess' School in Alnwick. Later the sisters took civil service jobs in London, and developed a passionate interest in opera. The sisters helped 29 jews to escape from the Nazis, funded mainly by Ida's writing. In 1965, the Cook sisters were honored as Righteous Gen...more
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