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The King's Doll

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The Duke of Landsdale's mother's anger erupts when she is persuaded by the King of France to give asylum to his mistress, the Comtesse and her daughter, Tiri. She immediately launches a campaign to make the King's plaything and her bewitching daughter's lives miserable. But the Comtesse has other plans: marry off her daughter to the wealthiest and most powerful bachelor in ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 12th 1984 by Fawcett
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Ruth E.
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Charming little book. The characters weren't developed fully, but it was okay for a quick easy read.
Marlene
Nov 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
The King's Doll by Elizabeth Chater is a "Regency" romance during the Georgian era only in that it feels like a Regency romance. It occurs well before George IV's Regency between 1811 and 1820. The King's Doll is the second book in the Elizabeth Chater Regency Romance Collection #2, which I have been enjoying immensely!

The King (George III) and Queen make appearances in this story, and this is the first time I've read a Regency where the reader is briefly in Prinny's (George IV's) head.

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Spazfungus
Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Fun regency (is it still a regency romance if George is actually on the throne?). Tiri's growing love for the Duke was easily seen, but the Duke's actions to keep Tiri from marrying just for convenience were incompetent (and the book here gets a little overly tedious and too contrived), but adds to the Duke's boyish charm

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King Louis's ex-mistress, Dani and her daughter, Tiri, are sent to seek asylum in England with the Duke of Landsdale. Old Duke, Louis' friend has di
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Frances
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: georgian
What a disappointment. Author put Regency description into her pre-French Revolution book. I could not get past the waltz in England repeatedly being part of the plot. That is all it takes to ruin a book for me. Know what you are writing about before you do.
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Elizabeth Chater was the author of more than 24 novels and countless short stories. She received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and an M.A. from San Diego State University, and joined the faculty of the latter in 1963 where she began a lifelong friendship with science fiction author Greg Bear. She was honored with The Distinguished Teacher award in 1969, and was awarded Outstanding ...more
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