By Philippa Gregory

Meridon is familiar with she doesn't belong within the soiled, vagabond lifetime of a gypsy bareback rider. The half-remembered imaginative and prescient of one other lifestyles burns in her middle, whilst her loved sister, Dandy, hazards every thing for his or her destiny. by myself, Meridon follows the urgings of her dream, using within the moonlight previous the rusted gates, up the winding force to a home -- clutching the golden clasp of the necklace that used to be her birthright -- domestic finally to Wideacre. The misplaced inheritor of 1 of England's nice estates may take her position as its mistress....
Crowning the extreme trilogy that all started with Wideacre and The favourite baby, Meridon is a wealthy, impassioned tapestry of a tender woman's trip from goals to glittering drawing rooms and intricate deceits...from an easy desire to a deep and enjoyable love. Set within the savage contrasts of Georgian England -- a time alive with treachery, grandeur, and intrigue -- Meridon is Philippa Gregory's masterwork.

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Lord bless the viscount. He really was a god. "Oh, bad luck, Harold," Nicola said with a kind smile. " An expression grew across the Milksop's ferretlike face that Nicola didn't recognize. That was because it was the first time she'd ever seen that particular emotion on her cousin's face. It turned out to be determination. She ought to have known what his next question would be, but still, when it actually came, she was surprised. " Harold asked in a deceptively light tone. She couldn't believe it.

Nicola wanted to know, as she reached for the bonnet her maid held. " "Perfectly rich people, you mean," Phillip said. " Lady Sheridan looked to be at the end of her patience with her children. "It is uncouth to comment upon the financial status of others. " "And really, Phil," Eleanor said scornfully. "The idea of Nicky choosing to stay with the Bartholomews over us simply because they happen to have more money than we do is positively ridiculous. How could you think something so wicked, and of our Nicky?

Lady Farelly, who had come along for the ride most reluctantly, as she disliked missing luncheon, and besides, had a dressmaker's appointment later in the day, looked about without enthusiasm. To her, London began and ended with Mayfair, and anything outside of it was simply tiresome. "I hope, Jarvis," she said to her husband, "that wherever we're going, there aren't going to be monkeys. " Lord Farelly laughed heartily, and assured his wife she had nothing to fear. And then the carriage pulled to a halt beside a large crowd all clustered around something in the square that Nicola couldn't see.

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