Julian Alastair is the fortune-possessing Duke of Avon who, one dark Paris night, purchases a blue eyed, read haired and dark eye-browed boy from a scurrilous tavern keeper. The young urchin’s looks are oddly familiar and the Duke, who keeps him as his page, believes the boy will play an essential part in his plan to revenge himself on his enemy, the Comte de Saint-Vire.
Yet as the young Leon is introduced to the high life, attending parties held by Louis XV, viewing the Queen and meeting Madame Pompadour, it slowly becomes apparent that all is not as it seems. Is Leon really who he appears to be?
‘These Old Shades’, set in Georgian times, is another fine literary achievement from one of the most fondly remembered writers of historical fiction of all time, Georgette Heyer. This romance novel is the title that established Heyer as a writer, enjoying instant success when it was first published back in 1926 and it has retained its popularity for nearly a century.
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