With an introduction by John Mullan Meet the Percys and Falconers, neighbouring families, each with three sons and two daughters to launch into Regency society.
The hardworking, independently minded and dutiful Percys are happy to work their way up in the world but are undermined by their scheming rivals who use patronage to grab at instant fame and fortune.
With their sons eased into lucrative but ill-suited diplomatic and clerical jobs, and their daughters bankrupting themselves to scale the heights of fashion, the Falconers are heading for a tumble; while the moral steadiness and strong family ties of the Percys allow them to attain both the heights of their chosen professions and a glittering match.
A Regency bestseller with a clear message for our times.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 608 pages
- Publisher: Sort of Books
- Publication Date: 07/07/2011
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780956308610