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Stand and Deliver (The Lyon Family)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  63 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 318 pages
Published March 1st 1984 by Dell Publishing Company
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Valerie
This is the edition I have.

This book is set in 1807. It might be considered a 'Regency Romance'--except that it's not a romance (it's described as 'swashbuckling', but it's not that, either). The story is told from the point of view of the scion of a noble family who is informed that he is the only heir to a British estate.

The story is almost brutally realistic--not only about the violence of the 'justice' system at the time. but also about the machinations of lawyers and those who use the lawy
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Nuranar
I loved this! Although apparently published much later, it reminds me of Norton's early work, such as Ralestone Luck and The Prince Commands - particularly the latter. But it's definitely its own creation.
Charles  van Buren
A treasure from a master story teller, August 11, 2016

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Andre Norton, master of science fiction and fantasy, was a master story teller not limited to one genre. This is a superb, well researched piece of historical fiction. Norton must have invested considerable time and effort just on the dialog. She used period language and slang but in such a way that meaning is clear from context. As always the reader is able
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Kelley
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
More of a historical fiction than what I was expecting but I absolutely love it.
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Alice Mary Norton always had an affinity to the humanities. She started writing in her teens, inspired by a charismatic high school teacher. First contacts with the publishing world led her, as many other contemporary female writers targeting a male-dominated market, to choose a literary pseudonym. In 1934 she legally changed her name to Andre Alice. She also used the names Andrew North and Allen ...more
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